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Postdoctoral Researcher/Associate Researcher (neurophysiology)
University of Kansas

  • Jul. 18, 2017
  • open unitl filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Toxicology
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Pharmacy - General
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We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher (PhD) or an Associate Researcher to perform independent research associated with assessment of synaptic function and transmission, synaptic vesicle biology, neurophysiology, and brain circuit structure-function analysis. The primary focus of our research is to elucidate cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and to develop small molecules for translational research. The ideal candidate will have experience with neurophysiology and electrophysiology and be able to perform patch for pre- and post-synaptic transmission, long-term potentiation in vitro and in vivo animal model, and brain circuit analysis.

The KU School of Pharmacy is located in the heart of beautiful and historic Lawrence, Kansas. The campus offers an excellent working environment, and has been consistently ranked nationally among the top 5 in NIH funding since 2001 ( ). Moreover, the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC), one of only 31 NIA-designated and funded ADCs in the US, provides additional substantial resources for the pursuit of excellence in AD research and care ( ). KU provides an enriched scientific research environment and core facilities including NMR, Protein structure, LC-Mass spectrometry, genome core, high-throughput core etc.

*Job Description
80% – Neurophysiology and electrophysiology, animal brain in vitro neuron and vivo image and recording,

10% -. Acquired data from experiments and data analysis

10% – Keep accurate and detailed records of experiments performed and write experimental report and manuscript.

*Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in curriculum vitae, and (3) information provided from professional references.

For Postdoctoral Researcher:
1. Ph.D. with experience in neurophysiology, electrophysiology, and synaptic biology, confocal images.
2. One year of postdoctoral experience in neurophysiology.

Note: To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed 6 months.

For Associate Researcher
1. Ph. D. or MD with experience in neurophysiology, electrophysiology, and synaptic biology, confocal images.
2. Three or more years of postdoctoral experience in neurophysiology.
3. At least 2 publications in major peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Animal brain surgery, and basic molecular and cellular biology including immunoblotting, immunostaining, confocal images, and neuronal culture.
2. Excellent organizational skills and Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative research effort.
3. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Shirley Yan
    Pharmacology & Toxicology
    University of Kansas
    2095 Constant Ave
    Lawrence, KS 66047


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