Updated June 26rd, 2015:
Post-doc position: Optical control of synaptic transmission in the brain.
We have pioneered a new approach, call OPTOGENETIC PHARMACOLOGY, for engineering photoswitchable neurotransmitter receptors. We are using these for understanding brain synapses at molecular cellular, and system levels, including in the mouse brain in vivo.
We are seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic post-doc to participate in this project, which is funded by a first-round NIH BRAIN INITIATIVE GRANT. The successful candidate should have expertise in electrophysiology, optical imaging, and/or molecular biology, and a strong desire to participate in ambitious, cutting-edge neuroscience research. Please send a cover letter to Richard Kramer
Post-doc position: Photochemical restoration of visual function in blind mice.
We have developed photoswitch compounds that restore visual light sensitivity in the retinas of blind mice without involving genetic manipulation. Ongoing studies are aimed at translating this compounds into drugs that can be used in humans with degenerative blindness.
We are seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic post-doc to participate in this project, which is funded grants from the National Eye Institute, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Thome Foundation for Macular Degeneration Research, and the Beckman Foundation. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related discipline, and an interest in the visual system. Please send a cover letter to Richard Kramer