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Position: Electrophysiologist/Neuroscientist: Neurotransmitter release and synaptic vesicle recycling
Location: San Francisco, USA
Closing date: Open until filled
The laboratory of Susan Voglmaier at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences has a postdoctoral training opportunity available to study mechanisms of synaptic vesicle recycling and neurotransmitter release.
The project broadly seeks to understand the differential regulation of presynaptic mechanisms in cortical and subcortical glutamatergic pathways, with a particular emphasis on schizophrenia. Doctoral degree and substantive experience in patch clamp electrophysiology are essential. Experience in slice recording and/or optical imaging would be a plus. This is a funded position and would be expected to continue for at least 3 years depending on satisfactory performance. Superb opportunity to work collaboratively with molecular and cellular neurobiologists, as a member of the large, vibrant UCSF Neuroscience Program, the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, and the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience. Successful candidate will also have the opportunity to present work at local and national scientific meetings (e.g. Society for Neuroscience).
How to Apply
Highly motived candidates with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology or related field within the past 0-2 years as well as enthusiasm for high quality science and good communication skills are encouraged to apply. Please send your CV and brief description of your career goals and research experience to [email protected] Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.