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Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
The Rutherford Lab is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Associate or Staff Scientist to study the structure and function of cochlear synapses. We are interested in understanding the mechanisms of noise-induced excitotoxicity and synaptopathy, particularly the roles of glutamate receptor subunits. The proposed projects utilize calcium imaging and patch-clamp electrophysiology to discover what makes auditory nerve fibers different from each other in terms of excitability and vulnerability, considering pre-synaptic, post-synaptic, and spike generator mechanisms.
Applicants must have a PhD or MD or both, and a strong interest in sensory systems physiology with experience in microscopy and electrophysiology. Computational skills bring added value. The successful candidate will be part of a collaborative interdisciplinary environment, and will have the opportunity to design, develop, and perform experiments, analyze data, author manuscripts, and present work at scientific conferences. Washington University in St. Louis consistently ranks in the top 10 Universities for Neuroscience in the country, and offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration, plus a low cost of living.
How to Apply
To be considered, applicants should submit the following to Dr. Rutherford ([email protected]):
2. Statement of research interests and career goals
3. Contact information for three references.