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Post-doctoral position in New York/USA

19 December 2017

Post-doctoral position in New York/USA

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New York/USA


The Parra lab of the CCNY Department of Biomedical Engineering is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study the mechanisms of action of transcranial electric stimulation (TES). We are particularly interested in the effects of electric stimulation on synaptic plasticity (LTP and LTD). Transcranial electric stimulation is currently the subject of hundreds of clinical trials but the cellular and network mechanisms are not well understood. There are only a few labs around the world working on the basic mechanisms of TES and thus this postdoctoral fellow will be performing pioneering work with high clinical relevance.

The candidate should have experience with slice electro-physiology, and ideally with protocols to induce long-term potentiation.

Experience with in vitro patch-clamp recordings and/or two photon calcium imaging is a plus. Modeling and good programming skills are desirable.

The laboratory is at the Center of Discovery and Innovation at the City College of New York (CCNY). The Center and the adjacent Advanced Science Research Center of The City University
of New York have state-of-the-art core facilities in phonics, micro fabrication, (3T) MRI, NMR, and much more. The campus is located on scenic Hamilton heights in Manhattan. Come and be
part of the unparalleled science community of New York City and enjoy the best Jazz clubs in the world.

Interested applicants should email a CV, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to: Lucas C. Parra, Ph.D < >.

CCNY is committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
Posted on FENS on December 19, 2017.

Job Information

Contract length:
The position is available immediately with funding until March 2021.
The City College of New York - CUNY
Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Lucas C. Parra, Ph.D.
Center for Discovery and Innovation
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
CDI 3.318
New York, NY 10031

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