We are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Shinjae Chung at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania. The goal of our lab is to identify the molecular and neural circuit mechanisms underlying sleep. We are also interested in investigating how sleep neurons are connected to circuits involved in psychiatric disorders and/or neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. We employ a multi-disciplinary approach including optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, virus-mediated circuit mapping and gene profiling. For more information about our work, please see Chung et al., Nature 2017, and visit https://chunglab.med.upenn.edu.
We are part of the Department of Neuroscience and the Chronobiology Program of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The position offers the opportunity to become an active member of this multi-disciplinary neuroscience research community and work in the highly collaborative and collegial environment at Penn.
Interested applicants should contact Shinjae Chung (email@example.com) and include their CV, statement of research and contact information for three referees.
Chung S, Weber F, Zhong P, Tan CL, Nguyen TN, Beier KT, Hörmann N, Chang WC, Zhang Z, Do JP, Yao S, Krashes MJ, Tasic B, Cetin A, Zeng H, Knight ZA, Luo L, Dan Y. Identification of preoptic sleep neurons using retrograde labeling and gene profiling. Nature. 2017 May 25 545(7655):477-481
Xu M*, Chung S*, Zhang S, Zhong P, Ma C, Chang WC, Weissbourd B, Sakai N, Luo L, Nishino S, Dan Y. Basal forebrain circuit for sleep-wake control. Nature neuroscience. 2015 Nov 1;18(11):1641-7. *co-first author
Weber F, Chung S, Beier KT, Xu M, Luo L, Dan Y. Control of REM sleep by ventral medulla GABAergic neurons. Nature. 2015 Oct 15;526(7573):435-8.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. and strong expertise in animal behavior, molecular biology, in vivo electrophysiology and/or data analysis. The ideal candidate is a talented and passionate individual driven by strong scientific curiosity with the potential to make an impact on neuroscience. We provide competitive salary and a commitment to help our trainees advance their careers.
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