Postdoc Position, Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, FL

A postdoctoral position is available working in the laboratory of Hiroki Taniguchi Ph.D., a research group leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute (MPFI). The lab’s focus is on understanding neural circuit development and function of inhibitory interneuron subtypes (see below). We are looking for highly motivated individuals who will enjoy the process to achieve a unique science and have a strong ambition to create trends of neural circuit research in the future.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Cortical inhibitory interneurons have many subtypes, each of which has a unique role in various functions of neural circuits. Thus, elucidating mechanisms by which their diversity arises and functional role of subtypes in neural circuit operation is one of key missions in neuroscience. We have taken advantage of mouse genetics, molecular biology, virology, and imaging techniques to understand fate specification, neural circuit development, and a role in higher-order brain functions, of cortical interneuron subtypes. In this recruitment, we are particularly interested in candidates who are eager to understand function and structural plasticity of cortical interneuron subtypes during development and learning.

Education and/or Experience

Applicants must have or be expected to receive a Ph.D. Experience in imaging with two-photon microscopy and/or in vivo analysis of brain functions is preferred but not necessary.

Additional Information

Complete CV including a publication list, experimental skills and contact information on 3 reference persons
Description of current and previous research summary (1-2 page)
Description of the reason why you apply and what you want to do (1-2 page)
A PDF should be sent to Hiroki Taniguchi, Ph.D. via e-mail. Contact prior to application is welcome. E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 1-561-972-9260

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