Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine (CABM) at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Oldenburg Laboratory at CABM is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow to join an exciting neuroscience project developing and utilizing new optical and molecular tools to study neural circuits.Reporting to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ian Oldenburg,the Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research on how neural activity guides motor actions. The project will involve multiphoton optogenetic manipulation and imaging of neural activity in awake and behaving rodents. The project may also involve animal training, rodent surgical procedures, electrical and optical engineering, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and computational analyses. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate in the configuration and maintenance of instrumentation necessary for conduct of the project. It is expected that research will lead to publications and the Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to prepare manuscripts as well as contribute to the preparation of grant and fellowship applications. The fellow will also be expected to guide the research project of an undergraduate research assistant. This is a grant-funded position contingent on the availability of funds to support it.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Carry out multiphoton optogenetic manipulation and imaging of neural activity in head-fixed rodents
Conduct rodent surgeries, rodent training, computational analyses, and other procedures necessary for the advancement of the project.
Participate in the configuration and maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and equipment, including computers, necessary for conduct of the project.
Prepare scientific manuscripts for publication, and contribute to the preparation of research grant and fellowship applications.
Supervise and guide the research project of an undergraduate research assistant.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Optical Physics/Engineering, Molecular Biology, or a related science is required.
Ph.D. Candidates who meet requirements with All But Degree (ABD) will be considered.
Prior experience and productivity in research must be demonstrated.
Experience with modern analytical neuroscience techniques.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The candidate is expected to be proficient in spoken and written English.
Previous experience with optics, in vivo imaging, mouse genetics, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and computational analyses.
Previous mentoring experience.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Manual dexterity and vision sufficient for standard laboratory operations including pipetting and use of microscopes. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
WORKENVIRONMENT: Lab environment. Universal precautions are mandatory.
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