Postdoc Position at the University of Nevada

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Position: Postdoctoral Fellow – Auditory Synaptic Physiology

Closing date: Open until filled

The Position

An NIH-funded postdoctoral research position is available in the Renden laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Research will focus on mechanisms underlying age-related changes in synaptic short-term plasticity in mice, using whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, and functional imaging, with the cochlear nucleus and MNTB (calyx of Held) as synaptic models. They are looking for a highly motivated, creative scientist to fill this position immediately.

The Research Environment

The research environment at UNR is highly collaborative, with a strong auditory research group within the newly established Institute for Neuroscience, and a strong neuroscience research community. The physical environs around UNR are breathtaking. Reno Nevada is a progressive, growing, and dynamic community. Less than 30 minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe, where world-class skiing, trekking, and mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada mountains are easily accessible.


Minimum of two years, with potential for extension to five years on satisfactory performance after the second year. The appointment may be continued beyond this point contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a recent MD, PhD or MD/PhD with less than two year's postdoctoral research experience in synaptic neuroscience, or related field. Experience in patch-clamp recording, brain slice electrophysiology, and/or fluorescence imaging a plus. Solid publication record is desired. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills in English a must. Strong organizational skills needed, and an ability to work independently in a collaborative environment.

About University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

The University of Nevada, Reno is a tier-one research university located in a diverse, unique, and beautiful part of the country. The Reno area features exciting urban environments, excellent dining and entertainment opportunities, and incredible outdoor recreation available in neighboring Lake Tahoe. More at The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and career goals, and contact information for two references (including mailing address, phone number, and email address) to:

Robert Renden, Ph.D.

Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Email: [email protected]

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

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