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Postdoctoral Fellow

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department: 867 - Neurosciences
Requisition Number: PD14-1658586

Job Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Graham Ellis-Davies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. The goal of our research is to understand the basic mechanisms underlying synaptic function. We have recently developed new optical methods for stimulating single GABA receptors in brain slices (Nature Methods (2010) 7, 123-127. and Nature Chemical Biology (2010) 39, 255-7.), and want to extend this work to detail the distribution of functional receptors and the balance of excitation and inhibition in pyramidal cells. The lab is uniquely equipped for this type of science, see sites.google.com/site/ellisdavieslab/two-photomicroscopy.

Job Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is capable of working independently. A strong background and publication record in neuroscience and expertise in patch-clamp in brain slices is essential.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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