Postdoctoral Position - Synapse development and homeostasis
A postdoctoral position is open in our laboratory to study the molecular mechanisms of synapse assembly, maturation and homeostasis using the Drosophila neuromuscular junction model system. The successful candidate will investigate the role of trans-synaptic signaling in synapse development and homeostasis. State-of-art imaging, biochemistry/molecular biology and electrophysiology equipment are available in our highly interactive research environment in Porter Neuroscience Research Center, which is home for 85 neuroscience laboratories from NIH’s intramural research program. For more details see Genes & Development 2012, 26: 974; PLoS Genetics 2015, 11: e1005191; PNAS 2015,112: 6182; PLoS Genetics 2016, 12: e1005810, Nature 2016, doi:10.1038.
3D-SIM and EM images of individual synapses indicating the localization of pMad - effector of BMP signaling pathway relative to Brp - active zone scaffold and Neto - an obligatory auxiliary subunit for glutamate receptors.
Candidates for this position should be independent and highly motivated scientists with less than four years from earning their PhD and/or MD. A strong background in biochemistry, cell biology, or developmental biology is required. The ideal candidate will have a solid publication record, demonstrating a record of productivity, scientific rigor and creativity. Experience with the fruit fly model system is desirable but not required. Salary is negotiable, depending upon qualifications. US citizenship or permanent residency is not required.
Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Serpe (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references.
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