Colorado State University Postdoctoral Fellow-Tsunoda Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado
Posting Detail Information
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow-Tsunoda Lab
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201800666AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range 47,500 to 52,000
Desired Start Date 01/01/2019
Position End Date (if temporary) 12/31/2019
Open Posting Date 07/21/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/17/2018
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Biomedical Sciences: This interdisciplinary department contains over 25 faculty with strong international reputations and a track record of extramural support. Relevant faculty research interests are focused in cellular, molecular and integrative neurobiology with emphasis in areas related to neuronal excitability and physiology, synaptic circuitry, function and plasticity. The department is highly interactive and offers postdoctoral fellows a friendly but rigorous learning environment. There is ample opportunity for informal interactions between fellows and faculty, thus encouraging the kind of discussions and collaborations that are critical to success in the cutting-edge atmosphere of modern biomedical research. Program faculty members are housed in research buildings with state-of-the-art equipment. All of the training faculty members have laboratories that are within relatively close proximity. University facilities that support research efforts include electron microscopes, flow cytometer and fluorescent activated cell sorter, confocal microscopes, DNA, RNA and protein sequencing and syntheses labs, a mass spectrometer lab, and facilities for genomics, preoteomics, and transgenic animal research. The hard work of research is balanced by the unique opportunity to enjoy the mountains and canyons of beautiful Colorado.
The Tsunoda laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher for studies in the areas of synaptic physiology, and the regulation of ion channels. This laboratory combines electrophysiological approaches with molecular, cellular, biochemical, and genetic techniques in Drosophila as a model organism. The postdoctoral fellow will perform a variety of types of electrical recordings, including voltage and current-clamp recordings, to examine neuronal excitability, action potential firing, and synaptic signaling.
Required Job Qualifications
Ph.D. in Neuroscience (or closely related) and a minimum of 3 years of work experience in electrophysiology.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Experience with voltage-clamp, current-clamp, brain slice preparations, and synaptic recording.
Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities
Job Duty Category Research
Design and perform research experiments planned in collaboration with PI. Analyze, document and present results. Electrical Recordings from Drosophila neurons either in primary cultures, or in situ. For primary neurons, this involves the daily making of neuronal cultures, maintenance of cultures, and recordings which are made 3-5 days a week, from 4-8 hours/day. For in situ recordings, brain/CNS dissections will be made for recordings. Data analyses/figure making —this involves analyzing recordings using specialized software; this is done about once a week..
Percentage Of Time 90
Job Duty Category Training of Lab Personnel
Training of graduate students in techniques of electrophysiology.
Percentage Of Time 5
Job Duty Category Scientific Writing
Contribute to the writing/figure-making of grants and manuscripts.
Percentage Of Time 5
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the cover letter; specifically the amount and depth of electrophysiology experience.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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