The laboratory of Ethan M. Goldberg (goldbergneurolab.com) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying mechanisms of epilepsy in novel experimental models. Our research interests and approaches include:
The laboratory recently identified mutations in the gene SCN3A encoding the voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.3 as a novel cause of very early onset epileptic encephalopathy (Zaman et al., 2018. Annals of Neurology. 83(4):703-717) and we are continuing to study this further using novel approaches. The laboratory has also made novel insights into pathomechanisms of Dravet syndrome (http://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2018/08/13/JNEUROSCI.0193-18.2018). There will be opportunities to develop new and exciting avenues of research at the intersection of cellular neurophysiology, inhibition, neural circuits, and disease, using a range of cutting-edge neuroscience techniques. About the Employer: Dr. Goldberg is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology & Neuroscience at The University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an elite children’s hospital located on the CHOP/UPenn campus and has a long and distinguished tradition of research that has spanned nearly a century. The larger University of Pennsylvania neuroscience community is a rich academic environment comprised of over 200 faculty with almost 100 neuroscience-related interest groups.
The successful applicant should be a recent graduate with a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related/applied field (physiology, electrical or biomedical engineering, computer science). Prior experience with animal behavior, electrophysiology, imaging, and/or computational neuroscience, is required.
Interested individuals should send a brief cover letter, CV, and references and/or letters of recommendation to Dr. Goldberg at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will initially be for one year, with yearly extensions based upon satisfactory yearly review.