Postdoctoral Fellows positions at Banghart Lab at UCSD

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Banghart Lab, UCSD, La Jolla, CA.

Start Date: Immediately


The Banghart Lab in the Neurobiology Department at UCSD has open positions for Postdoctoral Fellows to work on two partially-overlapping topics - Neuropeptide Release and Pain Modulatory Circuits.

The goals of the projects are:

1) to uncover mechanisms governing peptidergic communication in the mammalian central neurons, and

2) identify neural pathways and associated neuromodulatory mechanisms that underly top-down pain modulation (e.g. placebo analgesia) and analgesic drug action.

Brain regions of primary focus include the cortex, basal ganglia, and brain-stem. The approaches employed include brain slice electrophysiology, 2-photon imaging of peptidergic transmission in brain slices, in vivo fiber photometry with genetically-encoded optical neuropeptide sensors, in vivo single cell Ca2+ imaging, in vivo photo-uncaging of drugs and neuropeptides, and automated measurement of pain-related behavior in mice.

The candidate

Candidates must have a PhD in Biology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline along with experience in one or more of the approaches described above. Funding is available but fellows will be encouraged to apply for fellowships and mentored through the process.

The Banghart Lab is located in the Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), which is the hub of UCSD Neuroscience community. We are proud to work in a highly interactive research environment that embraces diversity and work-life balance in addition to scientific excellence. The position will offer opportunities to write grants, train students and present findings at professional conferences. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience in accordance with UCSD guidelines.

How to apply

Candidates should send their CV to [email protected].

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

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