POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), to join a laboratory that conducts translational research in understanding how consciousness and cognition are restored after general anesthesia. The laboratory uses a variety of techniques to activate or inhibit specific neural circuits, including optogenetics, DREADDS, and electrical stimulation. The techniques are employed to identify the neural circuits that govern the loss and recovery of consciousness with general anesthesia. With appropriate supervision and support, responsibilities will include designing experiments, performing surgical procedures in anesthetized rodents, performing experiments to test for recovery of consciousness and cognition, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in neuroscience, engineering, or related field; experience with computational data analysis and MATLAB programming; ability to communicate research findings in the form of peer-reviewed publications and invited lectures; excellent communication skills; and ability to work independently as well as with a team. Must be willing to work with rodents. Experience with rodents is strongly preferred. Job #13427
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