Job Description

Requisition Number 03338
Department Name: Neuroscience - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

The Maximov laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is seeking motivated postdoctoral fellows with prior experience in electrophysiology. Our group uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the molecular mechanisms of synapse formation and structural plasticity in the mammalian forebrain. Successful candidates will be expected to drive independent projects, and will have an opportunity to learn contemporary genetic, imaging and neurobehavioral techniques through collaborations with other lab members.

TSRI is one of the world’s top biomedical research institutes. Our laboratory is a part of the TSRI Dorris Neuroscience Center (DNC) in La Jolla that brings together investigators with interests in neural circuit formation, synaptic plasticity, sensory processing, learning and memory, and aging. New group members will have an excellent opportunity for career development in a highly collaborative environment. To learn more about TSRI, DNC and our lab, please visit:
http://www.scripps.edu
https://www.scripps.edu/research/dorriscenter/
http://www.scripps.edu/maximov/index.html

Location: California
Additional Information:

We are seeking motivated postdoctoral fellows to study the molecular mechanisms of synaptic differentiation and plasticity in the mammalian forebrain. Our laboratory is interested in understanding how diverse cortical and hippocampal neurons form circuits during development, and how wiring of the brain is regulated by experience. To this end, we take advantage of cutting-edge techniques that permit for genetic and chemical-genetic manipulation of specific molecular pathways in defined neuron populations in brains of live animals. We analyze these mouse modes using imaging, genomic, electrophysiological, and behavioral readouts.

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes. Our group is a part of the TSRI Dorris Neuroscience Center that brings together laboratories with interests in neural circuit formation, synaptic plasticity, sensory processing, learning and memory, aging, and metabolism. New lab members will have an excellent opportunity for career development in a highly collaborative environment. To learn more about our research, please visit lab and Dorris Neuroscience Center websites at:

http://www.scripps.edu/maximov/index.html
https://www.scripps.edu/research/dorriscenter/

* PhD in a relevant scientific discipline.
* Experience with basic neuroscience research projects that employ animal models and address questions ranging from the molecular to the behavioral.
* First-author publications (or manuscripts in press)
* Keen interest in leading an exciting project, and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Please apply with your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of 2-3 supervisors and mentors who can be contacted for references.

Applications should be sent as single PDF files to: amaximov@scripps.edu

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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation:
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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