Postdoc Scholar in Molecular Psychiatry

We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with prior experience in brain slice electrophysiology and molecular neuroscience to join the laboratory of Dr. John Wemmie, MD, PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa.

The Wemmie Laboratory aims to investigate the role of acid-sensing ion channels in synaptic plasticity and behavior.

The successful candidate is expected to use electrophysiological, genetic and optogenetic approaches to test the roles of ASICs in synaptic plasticity and behavior.

Candidates with a doctoral degree in neuroscience, molecular physiology, or closely related fields will be considered.

Prior experience in brain slice electrophysiology is required. Experience with transgenic mouse models, optogenetics, and excellent communication skills are desired. The candidates need to be highly motivated, excellent in academic writing, and able to work well in a collaborative environment.

To apply for this position, visit our website at, requisition #2278.

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