POSTDOCTORAL POSITION OPEN

A position is available for a talented and motivated Ph.D. with interests in development of mammalian sensory pathways.  This NSF-funded project concerns the role of sensory experience, BDNF signaling, and synaptic plasticity in the development, plasticity, and adult maintenance of central visual circuitry.  Experience with in vivo or in vitro electrophysiology/pharmacology, gene and protein expression assays, and/or expertise in molecular approaches to studies of neural circuitry is necessary.

The successful candidate would be joining a highly interactive and dynamic group of more than 60 neuroscience faculty in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.  State- and business-funded support of higher education in Georgia has provided state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.  The Georgia State/Georgia Tech/Morehouse Med/Emory University research community offers many opportunities for collaborative neuroscience research.  In addition, we have several inter-departmental and inter-institutional research centers that focus on neuroscience research.  See http://neuroscience.gsu.edu/ for details.  Atlanta, a key player in the civil rights movement and the site of the 1996 Olympics, is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with excellent cultural and recreational opportunities.

We are dedicated to increasing the diversity of researchers working in neuroscience.  Candidates from demographic groups that are underrepresented in this field are especially encouraged to apply.  Trainees will be supported and mentored to become independent investigators.  Salary and benefits are competitive.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, c.v., and names of three references to Professor S.L. Pallas, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5030, Atlanta, GA 30302, fax: 404-413-5446, email: spallas@gsu.edu.  The lab webpage is located at: http://sites.gsu.edu/spallas/

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender,  veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected status.