San Francisco, CA, USA
The Manoli Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco is currently recruiting for an open, funded, postdoctoral position. Research will focus on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying social attachment in prairie vole models. This project relates to the deficits in social communication and attachment that occur as a consequence of mutations associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Techniques used include genomics, in vivo calcium imaging (miniature microscopes, fiber photometry), behavior, and data analysis using genetically modified prairie voles.
A PhD and/or MD with research experience in a basic neuroscience using modern approaches involving any combination of molecular genetics, behavior, in vivo imaging, and quantitative analysis. Also required are excellent written and verbal communication skills, evidence of productivity, and the ability to work productively with others. Reference letters will be requested.