Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $50,004-$60,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  614
Summary

Postdoctoral fellow with patch electrophysiology expertise: The laboratory of Dr. Andreas Tolias in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research position. The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary research team aimed at understanding the structure, function and computations of neocortical microcircuits and to decipher the canonical algorithms they implement. The specific goals of the postdoctoral fellow for this position will be to use multi-patching methods to map out the circuit diagram of the neocortex at the level of cell types across cortical areas and species.

Job Purpose

The fellow will work closely within an exciting collaborative team combining unique expertise in multi-patching electrophysiology, functional multi-photon imaging, machine learning, molecular neuroscience including single cell RNA- sequencing and computational neuroscience. The ideal applicant should have extensive experience using patch-clamp electrophysiology as their primary research tool. We prefer that you have experience with both in vitro and in vivo preps, or in vitro patching under difficult conditions (dendrites, multiple simultaneous patches, etc.). The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to develop his/her own project on related topics.

Job Responsibilties
  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Evaluates and analyzes data.
  • May establish new research protocols and procedures.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • May be responsible for laboratory operations.
  • May supervise research staff.
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Experience: The ideal applicant should have extensive experience using patch-clamp electrophysiology as their primary research tool. We prefer that you have experience with both in vitro and in vivo preps, or in vitro patching under difficult conditions (dendrites, multiple simultaneous patches, etc.).

Other

You can learn more about our research at http://toliaslab.org and more specific information about the current project in recent publications from our lab

Jiang X, Shen S, Cadwell CR, Berens P, Sinz F, Ecker AS, Patel S & Tolias AS (2015). Principles of Connectivity among Morphologically Defined Cell Types in Adult Neocortex. Science. Vol. 350 no. 6264 DOI: 10.1126 http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6264/aac9462.abstract

Cadwell CR, Palasantza A, Jiang X, Berens P, Deng Q, Yilmaz M, Reimer J, Shen S, Bethge M, Tolias KF, Sandberg R & Tolias AS (2015). Morphological, electrophysiological and transcriptomic profiling of single neurons using Patch-seq. Nature Biotechnology (in press) http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6264/aac9462.abstract 

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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