Postdoctoral Associate, McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Massachusetts, United States
25 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATEMcGovern Institute for Brain Research (2 openings), to join a collaborative research team between the laboratory of Professor Guoping Feng at the McGovern Institute and the laboratory of Dr. Zhanyan Fu at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The research is focused on using cutting-edge technologies to reveal the molecular, cellular, and circuitry underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and to facilitate the development of novel effective treatments. Will work directly with an electrophysiology group. Will lead own research project, perform extensive whole-cell patch-clamp recordings in acute brain slices, extracellular field potentials, and multi-unit recordings.  Will also collaborate and support other projects related to psychiatric diseases research.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, cell biology, or related field; extensive training in brain slice electrophysiology; demonstrated technical proficiency in in vitro or in vivo electrophysiological techniques; excellent technical optimization, trouble-shooting, problem-solving, and communication skills; and initiative.  Seek someone who embraces technical challenges and works well in a team-oriented environment.  Those with a past record of research achievement either in in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology training, in particular synaptic and circuitry physiology studies, are encouraged to apply. 

PREFERREDexperience with optogenetic approaches, rodent genetics, and behavioral tests. Job #18793

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