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Job title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy
A Postdoc position in Neurophysiology and Epilepsy is available in the lab of Dr. Catherine Christian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (www.christianlab.org). 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.
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:
- A cover letter describing your research interests, relevant background, and career goals
- Current CV
- Contact information for 2-3 references
to Dr. Catherine Christian at [email protected].