A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the laboratory of Dr. Roger Clem. Our research program is focused on the cellular and circuit basis of fear and anxiety, with a special interest in synaptic contributions to memory storage and expression. Potential projects will incorporate anatomical mapping, synaptic electrophysiology, and in vivo optogenetic manipulation of brain pathways, cell types and behavior-specific neural ensembles, as well as calcium imaging in freely behaving mice. A major area of investigation is the organization and plasticity of prefrontal microcircuits formed by inhibitory and excitatory cell types. Information about specific opportunities is available upon request. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in rodent behavior, intracranial surgery, electrophysiology, and optogenetics. We seek highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellows who are prepared to make major discoveries.
Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or associated field.