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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

The University of Iowa

Job Description


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR
Requisition # 3889
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, November 7th, 2022
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Pediatrics

Salary
Salary:$54,840.00 to Commensurate

Position Details
Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

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 concentration 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: https://glykys.lab.uiowa.edu


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:

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

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one first-author publication.

  • Knowledge of microscopy techniques and image analysis (epifluorescence/confocal or multiphoton) and/or electrophysiology.

  • Ability to multitask projects effectively, prioritize, and follow through to completion.

  • Ability to work independently and propose follow-up experiments

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with computer programs – specifically MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Maintain excellent lab notes and records.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team and display initiative in anticipating problems and resolving problems.

  • Able to work independently and propose follow-up experiments.

Desirable 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

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Contact Information
Contact:Maria E Lugo - Pedsuichildrenshr@healthcare.uiowa.edu
Cmed-Pediatrics
General Hospital
220 Hawkins Drive
SW 164-10A GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-467-7936
Department URL: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pediatrics/



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