The laboratory of Dr. Michelle Olsen in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to explore the cellular and molecular basis of disordered breathing in Rett syndrome.
Our studies use a combination of electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, and genetic approaches to identify cellular/molecular mechanisms contributing to the control of breathing in health and disease.
Highly motivated individuals holding a Ph.D. and a strong background in cellular neuroscience are encouraged to apply. This is a 12-month appointment subject to renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
- Ph.D. in the Life Sciences. Ph.D. must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining;
- Strong interest in understanding the cellular/molecular basis of neurological disease;
- Strong communication skills;
- Ability to work independently.
- Experience maintaining mouse colonies;
- Background in cellular electrophysiology;
- Experience in microscopy, preferably confocal microscopy;
- Training in basic molecular biology techniques.
7/9/2021; open until filled
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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