The laboratories of Drs. Saïd Kourrich and David Self at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are hiring a neurophysiologist to study circuit-specific neuroplasticity in animal models of drug addiction. The position requires previous technical experience in whole-cell patch clamp recordings of neurons and will use modern optogenetic approaches to measure excitatory synaptic responses. The experiments may involve small animal surgical skills, routine wet lab skills, routine histology skills, and data analysis.
The applicant will organize, conduct, and analyze experiments under direct supervision of Dr. Saïd Kourrich using addiction models conducted in Dr. Self’s laboratory as part of a multidisciplinary team. A mature, responsible and reliable demeanor, hands-on knack for problem solving, and a strong work ethic are necessary for this position.
Candidate must have a Doctoral Degree and two years of experience with neurophysiological testing. Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Saïd Kourrich, Ph.D./David Self, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, TX 75390-9070 email@example.com
Internal Number: Kourrich102018
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