Our laboratory studies the maturation of adult-born neurons in mammalian brains, both from a molecular/cellular perspective as well as at the level of neuronal microcircuit function. Currently ongoing projects within the lab utilize genetic and viral approaches to label adult-born neurons and to manipulate their gene expression and activity, with the goal of understanding their functional properties at the synaptic and circuit level. Other experiments explore how these new cells wire into circuits in the context of various neurologic diseases, with the intention of using this knowledge to eventually improve human health. Experimental techniques utilize molecular biology, single cell electrophysiology from neurons in brain slices, translational brain injury and epilepsy modeling, immunohistochemistry, and confocal imaging approaches.
A full time Postdoctoral Research position is available in the OHSU Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. This position will entail the performance of basic and translational research focusing on the mechanisms controlling neuronal circuit function in both healthy and diseased brains in a dynamic neuroscience laboratory environment. The successful candidate for this position will participate in high impact research at the intersection of experimental neuroscience, neurophysiology and clinical translation.
This position involves technical, experimental, and administrative components. Approximately 40 hours per week will be spent in the performance of collaborative research, including translational brain injury modeling and analysis of neuronal circuit structure and plasticity. The optimal candidate would be interested and willing to develop and sustain their own independent project in collaboration with their mentor (Dr Schnell) and other lab members.
The salary for this position aligns with the NIH Scale.
Doctorate degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, or in relevant field
Familiarity with neuroscience, cell biology, and molecular biology
Hands-on experience with electrophysiology
Substantial neurobiology research experience and ongoing interest in neurobiological research
Strong record-keeping ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail
Graduate-level laboratory experience
Confocal or live imaging experience
Ability/willingness to make a one year commitment
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