Neuroscience Postdoc: MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) in USA

Neuroscience Postdoc: MIT: Join the Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek research group at MIT as a Postdoctoral Researcher specializing in in vivo electrophysiology techniques and electrical brain stimulation. We seek individuals with expertise in conducting experiments with live animals, particularly rodents, and a strong background in neuroscience or related fields.

Neuroscience Postdoc in Electrophysiology and Electrical Stimulation In-Vivo

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Neuroscience, Electrophysiology, Electrical Stimulation, Neural Plasticity

Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

Eligibility/Qualification:

  • Required: PhD in neuroscience, biology, bioengineering, or relevant field
  • Experience with mouse/rat surgery, stereotactic injections, and electrode implantation
  • Proficiency in electrical stimulation and recording from mice/rats’ brain/spinal cord with electrodes
  • Experience with testing animal behavior

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in patch clamping in cultured cells or live slices
  • Familiarity with fiber photometry, 2-photon calcium imaging, or optogenetics
  • Background in studying neural plasticity with electrical stimulation
  • Experience in Neuropathic Pain, Alzheimer’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, or spinal Cord Injury research
  • Knowledge of stem cells, 3D cultures, and organoids is a plus

Job Description: As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will be responsible for conducting experiments involving in vivo electrophysiology and electrical brain stimulation in rodents. Your duties will include performing surgeries, conducting stereotactic injections, implanting electrodes, and recording neural activity. Additionally, you will be expected to analyze data, write scholarly reports, and contribute to grant proposals. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in advanced techniques such as patch clamping, fiber photometry, or optogenetics, and those with a background in studying neural plasticity or related neurological disorders.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their applications through the MIT website. Please include a CV, cover letter outlining your relevant experience and research interests, and contact information for references. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to mention a separate section for “Skills” in their CV, detailing their in vivo, in vitro, and other scientific/technical proficiencies. For further details, refer to the full job description available at https://web.mit.edu/deblina-sarkar/positionsavailable.html.

Last Date for Apply: We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

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