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Postdoctoral Fellow (Cochlea Patch-Clamp Electrophysiology and Imaging)

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join the Section on Neuronal Circuitry (SNC), led by acting chief Catherine Weisz, Ph.D. The successful candidate will join a dynamic program at the forefront of research on communication disorders in the newly constructed, inter-institute Porter Neuroscience Research Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The SNC is a laboratory within the NIDCD's Division of Intramural Research, a highly collaborative group of labs engaged with the larger neuroscience community at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Training at the NIDCD includes access to NIDCD and NIH-wide seminars; numerous opportunities to present work at NIH, local, and international conferences; and scientific resources including microscopy, animal behavior, and genomics core laboratories.

Research in the SNC is focused on investigation of synaptic circuitry of descending neurons of the auditory system using patch-clamp electrophysiology in dendrites and hair cells in cochlear explants, coupled with cutting-edge optical techniques. The lab also uses computational modeling, molecular biology, and anatomical techniques. The successful candidate embraces novel approaches to experimentation, and will have the opportunity to develop independent research projects.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, bioengineering, cell biology, or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and motivation, ability to work independently.
  • Whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology experience.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to:

Catherine Weisz, Ph.D.
Section on Neuronal Circuitry
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Last Updated Date: 
April 2, 2018