Postdoctoral Associate in neuron-astrocyte interactions Full-time
The Huda lab (hudalab.org) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate interested in using cutting-edge in-vivo imaging techniques to investigate the role of astrocyte-neuron interactions in motor control and cognitive behaviors during health and disease. We are a vibrant new lab in the WM Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University. We take a systems neuroscience approach to study bidirectional interactions between astrocyte signaling and neuronal processing in the context of movement, learning, and decision making. Our work combines a portfolio of diverse techniques including multicolor two-photon microscopy and fiber photometry, holographic single-cell optogenetic stimulation, quantitative mouse behavior, chemogenetics/optogenetics, and slice electrophysiology.
This position offers a unique opportunity to join a new lab where you will enjoy unparalleled support from a PI distinctly committed to your technical and conceptual training, mentorship, and career development. It is an excellent opportunity for neuroscientists looking to advance their training in next-generation in-vivo approaches for assessing circuit function as it relates to behavior and disease.
Applicants should have a PhD or be nearing completion of their doctorate in neuroscience or a related field. Ability to work both independently and in teams consisting of undergraduate and graduate students is expected, along with good written and oral communication skills. Previous experience with one or more of the following is highly desirable: mouse stereotaxic surgery, mouse behavior, two-photon microscopy and/or electrophysiology, and coding in MATLAB or Python. We are foremost looking for passionate scientists eager to learn new things in a collaborative and supportive environment.
To apply, please send your CV and a list of three references. Please email rafiq.hudaATrutgers.edu to setup an informal meeting and learn more about the lab and our work.
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