Job ID: 104323

Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship – Synaptic physiology and optical imaging

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 September 2023

Employment Start Date: 21 February 2023

City: Chicago

Country: United States

Institution: Northwestern University

Department: Pharmacology


Funded postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Shana Augustin. The Augustin laboratory at Northwestern University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic transmission and its functional significance in the basal ganglia. This research will implement cutting-edge imaging techniques to examine neuronal modulation in ex vivo and in vivo experiments. Research experience in whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology is desired. The position requires a PhD degree in neuroscience, cellular/molecular biology, or a relevant field of study.  The candidate is expected to work independently in a collaborative environment, once trained. Strong organizational skills are needed. This position is a full-time fully funded multi-year position that is immediately available. This position will remain open until filled.

The Augustin laboratory is part of the Feinberg School of Medicine and is located on the downtown campus of Northwestern University. Northwestern offers a collaborative environment filled with innovations, making Northwestern an ideal research institution for advanced training.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. VISA application support is available for foreign trainees.

To apply, please send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and request at least two letters of recommendation to be submitted separately at with subject line Applicant Name_Postdoc Position.