We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join our group to study the interactions between glial cells and neurons in physiology and pathology in mouse models.
We have two main projects for which we are recruiting:
1. the effects of developmental alcohol exposure on the interaction between neurons and glia in the cerebellum
2. the contributions of microglial dysfunction in the cerebral cortex to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.
Approaches will include in vivo two-photon microscopy, electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, image analysis, mouse handling and surgeries. The successful applicant would join a group of dedicated researchers investigating neuron-glia interactions in development, adulthood, and disease.
Highly motivated applicants should have a PhD or be about to defend their PhD thesis. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in alcohol research, background in neuroimmunology, and/or imaging experience. Applicants with strong background in related disciplines of neuroscience are welcome to apply.
This is a two-year NIH-funded position with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability. The University of Rochester offers a stimulating research environment and excellent opportunities for interactions and training in developmental neurotoxicology, in vivo imaging, glial biology and neuroscience.
Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of three references to Dr. Majewska at email@example.com. Please include a cover letter detailing your current research activities, expertise and the reasons for your interest in this position.