Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychiatry

Washington University in St. Louis   •  

Saint Louis, MO

Industry: Education.


Not Specified years

Posted 242 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Essential Functions


Postdoctoral position available immediately in slice electrophysiology and imaging.  We apply innovative mouse models and molecular pharmacology to understanding regulation of glutamate and GABA receptors for insights into signaling and therapeutic benefit.


The selected candidate will actively participate in one or more projects currently ongoing including:

  1. Regulation of NMDAR function by novel pharmacological modulators (PMID 29476014, 25628343).
  2. Function of GABAA receptor subpopulations in inhibition (PMID: 27114255, 25238745).
  3. Dopamine innvervation of the hippocampus (PMID: 25164674).
  4. The candidate will join a vibrant neuroscience community. 
  5. Supporting infrastructure includes the Taylor Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research, many core facilities, and an emerging Psychopharmacology Research Unit.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or similar degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in patch clamp physiology preferred but not necessary.  
  • Candidates should be highly motivated, be able to work both independently and collaboratively and show excellent critical thinking, strong published scholarly work, and good communication skills.  

Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience according to NIH guidelines.