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Postdoctoral Associate - Magee Lab
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Date Posted 06/06/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Primary Work Address: 1 Baylor Plaza, Room S101, Houston, TX, 77030


Current HHMI Employees, click here to apply via your Workday account.

We are currently looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Magee at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The Magee lab works to understand how brains learn. Specifically, they are investigating how experience shapes activity in the hippocampal-entorhinal loop. A top physiology lab that works mainly with behavior in mice, the Magee lab uses intracellular and extracellular electrical recordings as well as 2-photon optical imaging techniques to record from both single neurons and populations. They also use various opto- and chemo-genetic techniques to manipulate circuits. For more information about Dr. Magee and the lab’s research, please visit https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/jeffrey-magee-25782 and https://www.hhmi.org/scientists/jeffrey-c-magee .

The chosen candidate will be participating in the lab’s investigations of the neural circuit and cellular level mechanisms of learning in hippocampal and entorhinal areas. Recent work in the lab has begun to reveal the underlying synaptic learning rules as well as the circuit elements involved in controlling the plasticity that mediates experience-dependent activity changes in the hippocampus. Example research questions are:

  • How are the instructive signals that drive hippocampal synaptic plasticity formed?

  • Are these instructive signals shaped by experience and, if so, how?

This is an excellent opportunity for a neuroscience, neurobiology, or physiology-focused researcher who would like to actively contribute to answering important questions and be mentored while working with other passionate researchers in a small, collaborative laboratory.
 

Preferred Qualifications

Education
A Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, physiology, or a closely related field is required.
Experience
Experience in quantitative analysis is required.
Experience independently managing a research project in an academic laboratory is required.
Experience in electrophysiology is strongly preferred.
Experience in optical imaging techniques is strongly preferred.
Experience in working with mice as a model organism is strongly preferred.
Application Instructions
Please include the following items as part of your application (preferably as one PDF):

Your curriculum vitae including list of publications A cover letter detailing your interest in this role A list of three professional references with up-to-date contact information

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Primary Work Address: 1 Baylor Plaza, Room S101, Houston, TX, 77030


Current HHMI Employees, click here to apply via your Workday account.

We are currently looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Magee at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. The Magee lab works to understand how brains learn. Specifically, they are investigating how experience shapes activity in the hippocampal-entorhinal loop. A top physiology lab that works mainly with behavior in mice, the Magee lab uses intracellular and extracellular electrical recordings as well as 2-photon optical imaging techniques to record from both single neurons and populations. They also use various opto- and chemo-genetic techniques to manipulate circuits. For more information about Dr. Magee and the lab’s research, please visit https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/jeffrey-magee-25782 and https://www.hhmi.org/scientists/jeffrey-c-magee .

The chosen candidate will be participating in the lab’s investigations of the neural circuit and cellular level mechanisms of learning in hippocampal and entorhinal areas. Recent work in the lab has begun to reveal the underlying synaptic learning rules as well as the circuit elements involved in controlling the plasticity that mediates experience-dependent activity changes in the hippocampus. Example research questions are:

  • How are the instructive signals that drive hippocampal synaptic plasticity formed?

  • Are these instructive signals shaped by experience and, if so, how?

This is an excellent opportunity for a neuroscience, neurobiology, or physiology-focused researcher who would like to actively contribute to answering important questions and be mentored while working with other passionate researchers in a small, collaborative laboratory.
 

Preferred Qualifications

Education
A Ph.D. in neuroscience, neurobiology, physiology, or a closely related field is required.
Experience
Experience in quantitative analysis is required.
Experience independently managing a research project in an academic laboratory is required.
Experience in electrophysiology is strongly preferred.
Experience in optical imaging techniques is strongly preferred.
Experience in working with mice as a model organism is strongly preferred.
Application Instructions
Please include the following items as part of your application (preferably as one PDF):

Your curriculum vitae including list of publications A cover letter detailing your interest in this role A list of three professional references with up-to-date contact information

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however.  Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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