POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Troy A. Roepke in the Department of Animal Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. One full-time postdoctoral research associate position is available March 1, 2014. Duties for this position will primarily consist of whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology of hypothalamic neurosecretory neurons (POMC, NPY, KNDy). The primary area of research will focus on the effects of hormones (estradiol, leptin, ghrelin, etc.); diets (high fat, caloric restriction); neurotransmitters (serotonin, GABA, etc.) and environmental estrogens on neuronal activity and cation current expression in relation to reproduction and energy balance. The research will utilize in vivo mouse models of transgenic GFP-tagged neurons in slice preparations. This position requires strong graduate training in patch clamp recording preferably using Molecular Devices Axopatch amplifiers and pClamp programs and a thorough understanding of neurophysiology. The successful candidate must have proficiency in electrophysiology with publications in whole-cell patch clamping (both voltage and current clamp). Finally, the candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to new collaborations with Rutgers colleagues in the areas of neurotoxicology, nutrition, and drug abuse. Rutgers University is located in New Brunswick, NJ, which is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. Send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae with publications, and three confidental letters of recommendation to Dr. Troy A. Roepke, Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 84 Lipman Dr., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will commence immediately until the position is filled. For more information visit http://animalsciences.rutgers.edu/faculty/roepke/index.html
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Experience with rodent surgery (ovariectomy) is preferred.
Candidate must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field.
Excellent proficiency in oral and written English language skills.
Training (~3 yrs) in whole-cell patch clamp recording.
Expertise in neurophysiology and/or neurotoxicology.