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Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Klyachko lab is seeking applicants for postdoctoral research associate positions in the lab of Dr. Vitaly Klyachko at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. The laboratory focuses on mechanisms of synaptic transmission and its dysregulation in Fragile X syndrome or Alzheimer’s disease.
The Klyachko lab builds and utilizes advanced biophysical approaches, including multicolor 2D and 3D super-resolution imaging, electrophysiology and computational tools to study the mechanisms governing synaptic transmission and excitability in healthy neurons (Maschi et al, eLife 2018, Neuron 2017, Gramlich et al Cell Reports 2017, Peng et al Neuron 2012) and their dysregulation in Fragile X syndrome, the leading known genetic cause of autism (Deng et al, J Neurosci 2019, Cell Reports 2016, Neuron 2013, Myrick at al, PNAS USA 2015). We have also recently expanded our efforts towards understanding synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease with the particular focus on the role of glia in this disorder.
M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in life sciences, physics, engineering or a related field.
Expertise or significant experience in cellular electrophysiology.
Knowledge of Matlab and or advanced imaging tools/nanoscopy.
Ability to work independently, yet maintain open communication with peers.
Sound verbal and written communication skills.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Candidates should provide a cover letter describing their research experience and future interests, along with a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Vitaly Klyachko at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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