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Two-Photon In Vivo Brain ImagingPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Jun-20
The research group of Dr. R. Douglas Fields at the National Institutes of Health, NICHD in Bethesda Maryland is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in two-photon in vivo brain imaging of rodents in studies of activity-dependent plasticity. The laboratory investigates cellular mechanisms of neural plasticity that regulate brain development and learning, and is currently exploring activity-dependent regulation of myelin. Myelin plasticity to achieve optimal synchrony of spike time arrival is being investigated as a complementary mechanism to synaptic plasticity (Fields and Dutta, Trends. Neurosci, 2019; Dutta et al., PNAS 2018; Fields, Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 2015).
The Section on Nervous System Development and Plasticity is part of the Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch in the National Institute of Child Health and Human development. Our laboratory uses a wide range of techniques, including gene expression analysis, primary culture of neurons and glia, electrophysiology, confocal and two-photon microscopy.Qualifications:
For this position, the candidate should have expertise in two-photon imaging in rodent brain and an interest in studying myelin plasticity. Experience in live cell calcium imaging and optogenetics are desirable. Familiarity with glial biology or myelin would be helpful. The candidate should have a PhD degree in a field relevant to cellular and systems neuroscience.To Apply:
Interested candidates should send an email to Dr. Douglas Fields, fieldsdmail.nih.gov, including a summary of previous research experience and future interests, together with a CV and the names of three references.
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