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Postdoctoral Associate

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 05/23/16


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Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

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Job Description:

A postdoctoral position is available starting 08/15/2016 in the Synaptic Physiology team of Assistant Professor Annalisa Scimemi. The lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates genetically modified mouse models, electrophysiology, high-resolution imaging, optogenetics and molecular biology. We are looking for a creative, dynamic and self-driven postdoctoral trainee with a good research experience supported by publication record.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Maintaining transgenic and knockout mouse lines
  • Electrophysiology
  • Immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence
  • Fluorescence and confocal microscopy


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree in Biology, Neuroscience or in a related field from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Skills required: electrophysiology and molecular biology
  • The applicant must be collaborative and good communication skills in English are critical.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to work with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds and must address this in their application.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Postdoctoral Associate, SL-1

Start Date: August 15, 2016

A review of applications will start on June 17, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=71711

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Names and contact information for three work-related references
  • Cover letter including brief description of current research interests

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