Research Fellow

Less than 5 years experience  •  Healthcare

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/29/18
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 06/29/18


Seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to join a laboratory that conducts basic research in the neurophysiology of general anesthesia. Our group uses multisite intracranial recordings and cognitive testing in rodents to decipher the neurophysiological mechanisms of commonly used anesthetic drugs.

We also perform neural circuit manipulations using optogenetics, chemogenetics (DREADDs), and electrical stimulation.

With appropriate supervision and support, responsibilities of the postdoctoral associate will include: designing experiments; performing surgical procedures in anesthetized rodents; performing behavioral experiments to test for recovery of consciousness and cognition; data analysis; manuscript preparation.


A doctoral degree is required. Ph.D. in Neuroscience is preferred. An equivalent degree in a related field would also be considered.

Must be meticulous and detail-oriented, and possess strong communication and writing skills.

Demonstrated ability to communicate research findings in the form of peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations is required. Must be willing to work with rodents.

Must have prior experience in rodent neurosurgery and neurophysiology. Experience with optogenetics, DREADDs, computational data analysis and MatLab preferred.

EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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