Postdoctoral Position, Ion Channel Dysfunction in Autism- St. Louis, MO

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION focusing on synaptic dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders using cutting-edge electrophysiological measurements is available at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Position is fully funded for at least 3 years with an option to extend for additional fully funded 1-2 years.

Research in this position will rely extensively on patch-clamp measurements, with emphasize on biophysical studies at single-channel level, to study the molecular mechanisms of excitability defects in a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism.

Applicants with extensive experience in single-channel recordings are particularly encouraged to apply.

More information can be found on the lab website:

Qualified applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in neuroscience, biophysics, physics, or biomedical engineering, and have extensive experience in electrophysiology and familiarity with MATLAB programming. Trainee will work in a highly interactive multidisciplinary research environment at Washington University, which has been consistently ranked among the top five Medical Schools in the country. Highly competitive salary and benefits are available and will commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should provide their CV and the names of two/ three references via email to:

Vitaly Klyachko, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine
E-mail: [email protected]
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