Postdoc Position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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A postdoc position in Neurophysiology, Neuroendocrinology, and Epilepsy is available in the lab of Dr. Catherine Christian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (

The Lab

This position is for an NIH-funded project investigating the neural and pituitary mechanisms that underlie comorbid reproductive endocrine disorders in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy. The lab uses a variety of approaches including patch clamp electrophysiology, EEG, stereotactic surgeries, optogenetics/chemogenetics, neuroanatomy, viral vectors, and transgenic mouse models to explore research questions at the intersection of neuroscience, physiology, and endocrinology. 

For a recent paper related to this project, see Li et al., 2018 eNeuro 5:e0273-18.2018.

The University

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top-ranked research institution at the heart of an affordable, family-friendly community with a high quality of life. State-of-the-art core research facilities and collaborative opportunities are available through the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Carver Biotechnology Center, and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

The Candidate

A Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field is required. Candidates close to defending the dissertation will be considered. Particular preference will be given to applicants with experience in electrophysiology, optogenetics, and/or calcium/voltage imaging. The successful applicant will have evidence of research productivity as shown in at least one high-quality first-author publication, good oral and written communication skills, and will be highly motivated and self-driven.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter describing your research interests, relevant background, and career goals; (2) current CV; and (3) contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Catherine Christian at [email protected].

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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