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Location: University of Sheffield
One postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratories of Walter Marcotti and Corné Kros.
We are interested in understanding the role of Usher Syndrome proteins in mechanoelectrical transduction occurring at the hair cells of the mammalian cochlea. The proposed projects will range from the understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the function and dysfunction of mechanoelectrical transduction to the identification of the molecular profiling of the stereociliary bundle using a combination of techniques including electrophysiology and confocal imaging applied to several transgenic mouse models.
The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in sensory systems and expertise in electrophysiological and/or confocal imaging. The appointee will get the opportunity to contribute significantly to the ongoing research by designing, developing and performing experiments, data analysis and disseminating the findings by writing papers and presenting work at conferences.
The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary and vibrant environment with several additional postdocs and PhD students present within the Hearing Research group at the University of Sheffield and University of Sussex.