New Postdoctoral Opportunity, University at Louisville

There are two postdoctoral opportunities in the laboratory of Maureen McCall at the University of Louisville.

 

    • Post Doctoral fellowships to work on animal-based research into inhibitory subunit receptor specific inhibition in the visual responses of retinal ganglion cells. We plan to use optical, molecular (including AAV manipulation of protein expression), and electrophysiological tools to understand the roles of different glycine receptor subunits in the visually evoked responses of retinal ganglion cells.
    • The McCall Laboratory is part of the University of Louisville Vision Science Center, which is a research group of 7 individuals who study visual function throughout the CNS. We are a multidisciplinary group whose research includes both basic and applied topics, involving visual processing in normal and diseased retina as well as other central visual targets. The VSC members have ongoing collaborations across labs.
    • The McCall has several on-going collaborations both within and outside University of Louisville and publications from the lab appear in a variety of neuroscience and vision related journals.
    • Two post docs are sought to join an going project, that has just received 5 years of funding from the NEI. In the project we will continue to examine the role of glycinergic inhibition in shaping the visual responses of retinal ganglion cells, a long term focus of the McCall lab. We will manipulate the expression of glycine subunit using molecular techniques and viral vectors. Experience in electrophysiological techniques, specifically whole cell patch clamp is required, although experience in retinal neuroscience is NOT. The opportunity to learn molecular biological, biochemical and imaging approaches is available.

 

Requirements:

ONLY PhDs with experience in electrophysiological and/or single cell functional imaging will be considered.

 

Other important requirements:

Highly motivated, team players.

Solid publication record.

Experience with whole cell patch clamp recordings.

All levels of experience are welcome and salary is commensurate with experience (NIH postdoctoral salary scale).

 

Application instructions:

 

Please send your CV which includes the name and contact information of at least two references , to:

 

Mo.mccall@louisville.edu

Faculty Opportunity Moran Eye Center

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The University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences invites applications for a full-time position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor (commensurate w/experience) in the field of visual system function and or/disease. Successful candidates are expected to establish a strong research program funded by federal sources (NIH, NSF), to strengthen the current research carried out at the Moran Eye Institute as well as bring new areas of research into focus.

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Position Available: Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN NEUROSCIENCE Department of Biology
, University of Kentucky
The Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the area of NEUROSCIENCE. This position is part of the development of a new interdisciplinary neuroscience program at the undergraduate level and efforts to continue growth in neuroscience research and graduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally funded research program that complements strengths within the Department and across a highly interactive campus. Current Departmental strengths include neural and visual development, regeneration in diverse animal models, circadian rhythms, and sleep. However, applicants in all areas of neuroscience are encouraged to apply. The startup package will include a competitive salary in an affordable community, a generous startup budget, modern laboratory facilities and an outstanding collegial environment. A Ph.D. (or equivalent) and postdoctoral research experience are required. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/26916

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Vincent Cassone: 859-257-6766 /
vincent.cassone@uky.edu

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographic region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Image Credit: Bryan William Jones, Ph.D.

Merry Christmas From Peter Westenskow And The Friedlander Laboratory

Happy Holidays

Peter Westenskow from the Friedlander Laboratory at Scripps sends this rather excellent neovascular Santa tuft for everyone to enjoy for Christmas and the New Year.  Thanks Peter!

Peter was a star graduate student here at the Moran Eye Center in Sabine Fuhrmann’s laboratory and has done amazing science in his post-doc at Scripps.  He’s decided to start looking for his first faculty position, so if you have any spots, give him a shout.

 

Job: Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track Position in Visual Neuroscience

These days it seems there are few jobs available in the ranks of professors in bioscience, so this one is notable not only for the position, but also for the group that this is with.  The University of Louisville is currently looking for an Assistant/Associate Professor in the tenure track in Visual Neuroscience, Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology. Continue reading “Job: Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track Position in Visual Neuroscience”