Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-POSTDOC5 [#13557, 726677]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Neural Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/08/31help popup finished (2019/04/09, finished 2020/03/01, listed until 2019/08/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Tadross Lab has up to 4 fully-funded postdoctoral positions available. We seek talented self-motivated candidates interested in the interface between circuit neuroscience and engineering. Our vision is to develop novel yet easy-to-use technical innovations to enable profound conceptual innovations in circuit neuroscience. An example project is our recent invention of DART (drugs acutely restricted by tethering) [Shields et. al., 2017 Science]. DART is the first technology capable of delivering a clinical drug exclusively to a single cell type in the brain, offering the first opportunity to map the behavioral effects of a drug—one cell type at a time. To maximize the conceptual yield of this advance, our team has refined the DART technology and developed a suite of novel (unpublished) reagents, which offer unprecedented opportunities. In addition, we continue to innovate in parallel yet synergistic engineering domains, with the goal of shaping the future of circuit neuroscience and next-generation therapeutics.

Requirements: We seek individuals with a PhD who are captivated by challenging questions, and have the motivation and drive to pursue a unique and independent career in neuroscience or biotechnology. Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills are essential. Experience in behavioral neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, protein engineering, virology, electrophysiology, optogenetics, or quantitative imaging techniques are a plus. The most important quality is evidence of independent thought, productivity, and an ability to devise and implement novel solutions to challenging questions.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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