I have new grant money from NIH to hire a post-doc. It is for a neurophysiologist who can do the wet science but is also able to talk to theoreticians. If you know of anyone, could you please pass this along? Thanks,
A Postdoctoral Fellow position in Neurophysiology is available in the Federated Department of Biological Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey (20 min train ride from New York City) in the laboratory of Jorge Golowasch. The position is supported by an NIH grant (Ionic conductance correlations tune neuronal network activity to natural inputs). The project makes use of the well-defined temporal patterns of activity in the crustacean pyloric network to examine the role of ionic current co-expression on the tuning of activity to its inputs. Ionic currents are now well known to be co-expressed and co-regulated. However, the functional consequences of this are poorly understood.
The successful applicants should have a PhD in Biology, Mathematics, Physics or related areas, as well as proven experience in electrophysiology plus an interested to interact with other experimentalists and theoreticians. The chosen applicant will have the opportunity to join a very dynamic department with substantial expertise in the study of neuronal excitability, circuit function, and behavior. Funding is available for 1 year initially, with the possibility of extension. The position is available immediately. The salary will be based on experience and is competitive with international standards.
Required documents include CV, cover letter, names and emails of three references. Please contact Jorge Golowasch (Golowasch@njit.edu) with any questions.