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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR - PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGYRequisition # 4109[Position Basics Advertising Ends on: Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 Advertising Started on: Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 College: Carver College of Medicine Department: Pediatrics Salary Salary: $56,484.00 - $56,484.00 Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time Percent Time: 100% Position Description: ]{#0}

The long-term goal of the Glykys laboratory is to identify novel strategies to treat seizures and cytotoxic edema, especially in neonates. To reach this goal, we are addressing the following questions:

  1. How does the brain inhibitory system work at the cellular level?
  2. How do neurons swell, what is the outcome of neurological swelling, and how can we treat it?

Research areas of the lab include:

  1. Changes in neuronal chloride, calcium, and cellular volume during pathological conditions.
  2. Neonatal seizures and epilepsy
  3. GABAA receptor physiology.

We approach these research areas with electrophysiological and imaging. The Postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for studying seizure initiation and propagation, using imaging (2-photon, whole brain imaging) and electrophysiology techniques. The position is within the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology. The postdoctoral researcher will be under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Glykys, who is committed to the career development of trainees. Lab website:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Record, plot, analyze and interpret data independently using electrophysiological and imaging techniques, including two-photon and whole-brain techniques.
  • Perform in vivo and in vitro experiments using imaging and electrophysiological techniques.
  • Perform rodent surgical techniques.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate notes of experimental results.
  • Present data at lab meetings and at regional or national conferences.
  • Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines.
  • Summarize and write findings pertinent to the research carried out.
  • Support other members of the laboratory with their expertise.

Education Requirement:

Education Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Neurosciences or a closely related field.

Required Qualifications:

Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of one first-author publication.
  • Knowledge of microscopy techniques and image analysis (epifluorescence/confocal or multiphoton) and/or electrophysiology.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain excellent lab notes and records.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask projects effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team and display initiative in anticipating problems and resolving problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and propose follow-up experiments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with computer programs - specifically MS Office Suites.

Desirable Qualifications:

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with electrophysiology and/or two-photon or fluorescent imaging.
  • Experience with programming (Matlab and/or IgorPro).
  • Experience using and programming ImageJ or image analysis software.
  • Molecular biology and/or experience with the use of viral vectors is a plus.

Online Application Required Documents Curriculum Vita Name and Contact Information of References Letters of Interest Number of References: 3

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Contact Information Contact: Bradley Phillips Department URL:

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