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Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientists - VA Los Angeles/UCLA

Job Posted on: August 7, 2017

Contact Information
Name: Irma Rukhadze
Location: Los Angeles, CA
United States
Phone: (310) 268-4427
Fax:
Email: irukhadze@mednet.ucla.edu
Job Description
Job Category: Fellowship
Job Status: Full Time
Experience: 1-2
   
Details:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Scientist to join our basic research laboratory of Neurobiology of Sleep and Sleep Disordered Breathing led by Drs. Irma Rukhadze and Victor B. Fenik at the West Los Angeles VA Research Campus and UCLA.

This project is a part of larger efforts of our multidisciplinary research team to investigate the brainstem neuronal circuitry that controls state-dependent activity of upper airway muscles in animal models of OSA. To this end, we use a combination of chemogenetics; in vivo electrophysiology; EEG/EMG and behavioral analysis; as well as conventional/conditional anterograde and retrograde tracers.

The position is available now. Position pays NIH stipend or better and comes with full benefits package (this is not a federal paid position). The initial appointment will be for 2 years, with possibility of annual renewals thereafter based on satisfactory progress. Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in neuroscience or a related field. Candidate experience in molecular biology, neuroanatomy, data analysis, histology, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, survival animal surgery and in vivo electrophysiology is highly desired. Training is available in these methods.

Applicants should send CV, cover letter, statement of research background and interests and contact information of three references to irukhadze@mednet.ucla.edu and/or vfenik@live.com



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