Summary Description: A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Guomei Tang laboratory in the Neurology department at Columbia University Medical Center. The Tang lab is investigating the mechanisms of epileptogenesis, cognitive impairment and autistic behaviors in different mouse models of Tubersous Sclerosis Complexes at physiological, behavioral, cellular and molecular levels. The position will provide an opportunity to combine genetic mouse modeling with preclinical phenotyping and physiology towards the development of biomarkers and targeted therapies.Competitive applicants will have completed their Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline, and should have experience working with murine genetic models, rodent behavioral assessment, major biochemistry and cell biology techniques, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, cell culture and statistical analyses. S/he should be highly motivated, able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Minimum Qualifications: Fluency in both spoken and written English; demonstrated capacity to publish research publications; ability to manage multiple tasks at one time, to prioritize tasks, to manage conflict, and to interact in a team environment.
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