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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Description Summary

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Bauer at Barnard College of Columbia University to investigate the neural circuitry underlying aversive memory formation. These projects use a variety of approaches including optogenetic manipulation of behavior, immunohistochemistry, behavioral testing and in vitro electrophysiology. Our goals are to define the circuits and cellular mechanisms that trigger aversive memory formation and neural plasticity, using fear conditioning as a model of associative learning. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline. The specific project involves optogenetic control of identified neural circuits in behaving rats. Thus, significant experience with these techniques is essential. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of publication and the ability to work successfully both independently and as part of a team. This position is funded by the NIH for two years.
Please submit a cv, cover letter and three publications along with the names of three references to:

Type of Position Faculty
Department Biological Sciences
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Number 2017 -00039- F

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

Please see job description summary above.

Required Qualification Summary

Must have experience with optogenetic techniques in behaving animals.

Preferred Qualification Summary
Salary Range

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Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date 05/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Information

Please submit a cv, cover letter and three publications along with the names of three references to:

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the job is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3
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