Postdoc Position at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Location: Urbana, Illinois, USA

Closing Date: 01/10/2021

Start Date: 01/12/2021

The Position

The Christian-Hinman lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join their Neurophysiology and Epilepsy research program, to work on projects studying the contributions of brain-derived estrogens to neural excitability and seizures in mouse models of epilepsy. The studies will involve a variety of approaches and tools including in vitro patch clamp electrophysiology in brain slices, in vivo EEG, stereotactic intracranial surgeries, novel transgenic mouse models, and immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy.

The closing date for this position is October 1, 2021. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is on a yearly basis, with NIH and other funding available for at least 2 years.

The Candidate

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology, Neurobiology, Bioengineering, or a related discipline. Candidates close to defending the Ph.D. dissertation will be considered. Experience in one or more of the techniques listed above is highly desired. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both individually and as part of a team are required. Competitive candidates will have at least one first-author publication.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

​How to Apply

Applicants should email: 1) a cover letter describing research interests, relevant background, and career goals; (2) current CV; and (3) names of 2-3 references with email and phone contact information to: Prof. Catherine Christian-Hinman, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, [email protected].

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