Postdoc Position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy

The Position

A Postdoc position in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy is available in the lab of Dr. Catherine Christian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( 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 particular focus of this position will be to determine cellular and circuit-level disruptions in the hypothalamic control of reproduction in this model of epilepsy. These experiments will involve a variety of approaches including patch clamp electrophysiology, EEG, stereotactic surgeries, optogenetics/chemogenetics, calcium/voltage imaging, immunohistochemistry, and transgenic mouse models. 

The Candidate

A Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Physiology, or a related field is required. Candidates close to defending the dissertation will be considered. 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit: 

  1. A cover letter describing your research interests, relevant background, and career goals
  2. Current CV
  3. Contact information for 2-3 references

to Dr. Catherine Christian at [email protected]

Please mention that you saw this job on Scientifica's website when applying.