Positions

Postdoctoral Scholars (updated 11/2017)

  • Post-doc position: Optical control of synaptic transmission in the brain.  We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic post-doc for studies on synaptic transmission, circuitry, and plasticity in the mouse brain. Our studies utilize novel optogenetic tools for photo-control of specific ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors both ex vivo and in vivo. The successful applicant will have a strong desire to participate in ambitious, cutting-edge neuroscience research and should have experience in one or more of the following areas: electrophysiology, optical imaging, or biochemistry and molecular biology.  This project is funded by grants from the NIH Brain Initiative and NINDS.   Please send your CV and a letter describing your research accomplishments and interests to Dr. Richard Kramer, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley.

  • Post-doc position: Photochemical restoration of vision in blinding disease.  We have developed photoswitch compounds that restore visual function in the retina of blind mice.  Studies are aimed attranslating these compounds into drugs that can be used in humans.  We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic post-doc to participate in this project, which is funded by grants from the National Eye Institute, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Beckman Foundation. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related discipline, and a strong interest in the visual system. Please send your CV and a letter describing your research accomplishments and interests to Dr. Richard Kramer, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley.

 

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