Academic/Faculty, Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory
University of California Irvine
Postdoctoral Position in Neural Circuits for Memory and in Alzheimer's Disease
A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Igarashi laboratory at University of California Irvine, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.
We investigate (1) basic circuit mechanisms for associative memory in the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus, and (2) how this circuit is affected and can be restored in Alzheimer's disease mouse models. These projects use high-density in vivo electrophysiological recordings from behaving mice, optogenetics, and memory tasks for mice. The successful candidate will work on either of these projects.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with research experience relevant to our lab interests and a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in in vivo techniques. Competitive applicants should have at least one high-quality, first-author publication.
Applicants should send the following materials in one PDF file:
Curriculum Vitae Contact information for 3 references Research Statement - describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Igarashi laboratory Diversity Statement - statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
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