Job Description

Requisition Number 07636
Department Name: Neuroscience - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate- Tomchik Lab
Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Seth Tomchik at The Scripps Research Institute Florida. Our research focuses on how experience drives neuronal plasticity that alters information flow through neuronal circuits that guide learned/adaptive behaviors. Current projects focus on how sensory circuits are activated during biologically relevant events in vivo, how neuronal circuit properties are modified following learning, and how these processes are disrupted in disease models (such as neurofibromatosis 1). In addition, a major set of projects examines how mutations in the NF1 gene affect motor behaviors/circuits.

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We are seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate with interests in learning and memory, motor circuits (grooming), genetic disorders, neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, or related areas.

Position Description
Location: Florida
Additional Information:

Interested candidates should submit: a cover letter (including experience, research and career goals, and interests as related to our research), Curriculum Vitae, and complete contact information for at least three professional references to: Dr. Seth M. Tomchik at

Physical Requirements:

This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

Must possess a doctoral degree. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator.

A Ph.D. or M.D. is required, with appropriate experience in a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

The chosen candidate will have recently received a Ph.D., have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, and relevant research interests. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experience will be considered. Experience could be in one or more of the following areas: imaging, electrophysiology, genetics, molecular/cell biology, or behavioral neuroscience.

Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Postdoctoral
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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