The Parra lab of the CCNY Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study the mechanisms of action of transcranial electric stimulation (TES). We are in particular interested in the effects of electric stimulation on synaptic plasticity (LTP and LTD). Transcranial electric stimulation is currently the subject of hundreds of clinical trials but the cellular and network mechanisms are not well understood. There are only a few labs around the world working on the basic mechanisms of TES and thus this postdoctoral fellow will be performing pioneering work with high clinical relevance. The position is available immediately with funding until March 2021.
Interested applicants should email a CV, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to: Lucas C. Parra, Ph.D < email@example.com >.
Posted December 19, 2017.
The candidate should have experience with slice electro-physiology, and ideally with protocols to induce long-term potentiation.
Experience with in vitro patch-clamp recordings and/or two photon calcium imaging is a plus. Modeling and good programming skills are desirable.