Postdoctoral Scholar - Biomedical Research
Neuroscience Research Institute, UCSB
Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Neurophysiology
Applicants are sought for a one-year, extendable postdoctoral position based in the laboratory of Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik studying the molecular mechanisms neuronal micro-circuitry in vitro at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Brain dysfunction at the level of micro-circuitry is a common feature of many poorly understood neurological disorders including neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The postdoctoral researcher will utilize a broad variety of technologies including field recordings from induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons that harbor disease associated mutations and single cell RNAseq of physiologically characterized neurons. The successful candidate will
join a highly collaborative project team that includes computer scientists and physicists as well as neurobiologists.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in neurophysiology. Desirable skills include programming and computational methods.
For primary consideration, apply by 19 March 2017. Review of the applications will continue until the position is filled, with a target start date of 15 June 2017.
Applications should include:
- A curriculum vitae.
- A concise (up to two pages) summary of research accomplishments.
- A list with the names and contact information of at least three references.
- All relevant publications.
Please submit application materials to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00979
UCSB is one of the highest-impact research universities in the world. The campus has had 6 Nobel laureates, 1 Fields medalist, 29 NAS members and 27 NAE members.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.