Job ID: 110944
POSTDOC or STAFF/SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITION IN SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION / SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPY
Position: Post-doctoral Position
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Contract Length: flexible, 2-5 years
City: St Louis
Country: United States
Institution: Washington University, School of Medicine
Department: Cell Biology and Physiology
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (STAFF or SENIOR SCIENTIST POSITION for more senior, qualified applicants)
IN SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION / SUPER-RESOLUTION MICROSCOPY
FULLY FUNDED POSITION focusing on mechanisms of synaptic transmission using a variety of cutting-edge super-resolution microscopy tools is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vitaly Klyachko at Washington University School of Medicine, which is in Top 5 Biomedical Research Institutions and #2 in research funding in the US.
This is a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research fully supported by an 8-year R35/MIRA NIH award.
We utilize advanced biophysical approaches, including multicolor super-resolution imaging in live central synapses, TIRF microscopy and single-particle tracking in central synapses, to study the mechanisms governing synaptic transmission (Malagon et all, eLife 2023, Myeong and Klyachko, Cell Reports 2022, Maschi et al, eLife 2020, eLife 2018, Neuron 2017, Gramlich et al Cell Reports 2017, Peng et al Neuron 2012).
Qualified applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in life sciences, physics or engineering. Applicants with expertise in advanced imaging tools/nanoscopy as well as knowledge of Matlab are particularly encouraged to apply.
Postdocs/senior scientists will work in a highly interactive multidisciplinary research environment at Washington University, which has been consistently ranked among the top five Medical Schools in the country. The extreme collegiality of Washington University combined with the large Neuroscience Community and extensive infrastructural and core facility support creates a dynamic research environment. Highly competitive salary and benefits are available and will commensurate with experience. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website (http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu). The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with family-friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities (http://www.stlouis.com/).
Interested applicants should provide their CV and the names of two or three references via email to:
Vitaly Klyachko, PhD
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine