[visionlist] Post-doc position in Retinal Neurophysiology at UC Berkeley

Teresa Puthussery tputhussery at berkeley.edu
Fri Mar 10 15:28:07 -05 2017

Post-doctoral position in Retinal Neurophysiology

The School of Optometry is seeking a highly motivated individual to work on an NIH-funded study of the structure and function of neural circuits in the mammalian retina in the lab of Prof. Teresa Puthussery. The project will focus on the role of glutamate receptors and voltage-gated ion channels in generating the response properties of neurons within the major pathways of the primate retina. The studies will utilize single-cell electrophysiology and imaging methods as well as immunohistochemistry and protein biochemistry.

Basic Qualifications

At the time of application, individuals must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D, or foreign equivalent, in neuroscience, vision science, biology, physics, engineering or related disciplines, except their dissertation.
Additional Qualifications

By the appointment start date, the successful candidate must be able to provide proof of their completed PhD, or foreign equivalent, in one of the above fields.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience or interest in visual neurophysiology
Experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, multi-electrode recordings or other functional recording methods
Experience with programming and data analysis in software packages such as FIJI, Igor Pro, Matlab
Experience with high resolution imaging methods such as confocal or super- resolution microscopy
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of California enjoy a competitive salary structure and benefits package.

To apply, please visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01274 <https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01274>. Interested candidates should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and (3) contact information for three references. Letters of reference will only be requested for finalists for the position. This position is open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Prof. Puthussery, tputhussery at berkeley.edu <mailto:tputhussery at berkeley.edu>.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html <http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html>) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct <http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct>.

Teresa Puthussery OD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Vision Science & Optometry
School of Optometry
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720-2020
tputhussery at berkeley.edu <mailto:tputhussery at berkeley.edu>
https://optometry.berkeley.edu/people/teresa-puthussery-od-phd/ <https://optometry.berkeley.edu/people/teresa-puthussery-od-phd/>
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