Postdoc Positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Location: Birmingham, Alabama, US

The Position

The laboratory of Scott Cruikshank, in the Department of Neurobiology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB, is seeking motivated postdoctoral researchers to investigate thalamocortical circuit organization and operation.  

The Lab

The lab aims to understand bidirectional synaptic interactions between the neocortex and thalamus, focusing on sensory areas.  We use physiological and optical tools both in vitro and in awake behaving preparations.  We are especially keen to find someone interested in expanding on our work involving the thalamic reticular nucleus, a part of which was recently accepted for publication in Nature (Preprint:

UAB is a great environment for postdocs; there is broad excellence across Neuroscience, with special strengths in cellular and synaptic analysis within our department.  

The Candidates

Our lab is seeking researchers interested in forebrain circuitry and a desire to develop as independent scientists. Expertise in either neurophysiology or optogenetics is necessary. Previous experience in the following other areas would also be desirable but not essential: Rodent behavioral analysis, neuroanatomical or molecular biological techniques, advanced computational skills.  The most important requirements are enthusiasm and dedication to Neuroscience, and a track record supporting it.

How to Apply

To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references. The cover letter should address why you are interested in this position, including how it fits into your overall goals. It should also outline the skills and experience that make you qualified.  Email your application to [email protected] and include the subject line: Postdoc Application.

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

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