We have an immediate opening at the Postdoctoral level for a well-trained electrophysiologist to work on an exciting project of very great importance for schizophrenia. In particular, the applicant must have extensive experience with whole-cell recording methods. The project involves local interneurons in the midline thalamic nuclei that have been shown by CFOS to become excited by the neurleptics used to treat schizophrenia. Such excitation could inhibit thalamic relay cells, which, according to our current work, generate low frequency oscillations that are causal in producing the symptoms of schizophrenia. The project will also involve some advanced imaging methods, so experience with imaging is desirable, but not necessary. My laboratory is engaged in other interesting projects, notably the molecular basis of memory. Brandeis has a large and vibrant neuroscience community. This position will be supported by a federal training grant, therefore requiring that the applicant be an American citizen or have a green card.
Society for Neuroscience - 2 years ago