Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Postdoc
  • Use in vivo calcium imaging to measure basal ganglia circuit activity during motor behaviors
Lab Website: seal-lab.squarespace.com

Lab_Seal Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Description:

The Seal laboratory identified a novel form of striatal plasticity that significantly delays the onset of motor impairments in Parkinson’s disease. A major goal of this open Postdoctoral Research Position is to determine the circuit basis of this normalized motor behavior by measuring the activities of the direct and indirect basal ganglia pathways during motor behaviors using Inscopix in vivo calcium imaging.


Responsibilities:

Lead project, write grants, present findings at National and International Scientific Conferences, collaborate with other research laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon.


Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

Ph.D. and/or M.D.



Featured Publications:

See lab website


Something about the PI: Dr. Seal and her laboratory love the University of Pittsburgh because it has a vibrant, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized neuroscience community that includes Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research. The city is also vibrant and offers numerous sports, cultural, and gastronomical activities. It is also very affordable for students and young professionals.

Salary: Competitive salary. Full benefits and firm commitment to your professional development and success.
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