[visionlist] Postdoctoral Position in Retinal Neurophysiology

Eggers, Erika Eggers at vision.wustl.edu
Wed Sep 10 08:44:28 PDT 2008


Postdoctoral Position in Retinal Neurophysiology

A postdoctoral position is available to study the synaptic, cellular and
network properties of retinal inhibition in the Department of Physiology
at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and the Arizona Research
Laboratories.  Seeking a highly motivated PhD with a solid publication
record and experience in electrophysiology, biophysics or neuroscience.
The retina is a unique system to study the roles of inhibition because
the roles of synaptic factors can be investigated in an intact system
with physiological stimulation - light.  Additionally, inhibition in the
inner retina plays several important roles in retinal signal processing,
as it both comprises part of the center-surround receptive field spatial
organization of the retina and affects the gain and temporal processing
of retinal signaling.  Possible projects include determining how
neurotransmitter release timing temporally shapes inhibition in the
retina and investigating the spatial sensitivity of different components
of retinal inhibition.  All projects will primarily use
electrophysiological techniques, as well as imaging.  The position could
begin in 2009, and is funded for 3 years.  For more details on recent
research see http://www.u.arizona.edu/~eeggers.  

To apply, please send cover letter detailing your past research and
interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and list of references to
Erika Eggers at eeggers at u.arizona.edu.

Dr. Erika Eggers

Department of Physiology

University of Arizona Medical School

eeggers at u.arizona.edu <mailto:eeggers at u.arizona.edu> 

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