Neuroscience Graduate Group Bulletin Board

 

 

Open positions:

April 14, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I seek your assistance in identifying outstanding candidates for twopost-doctoral positions in my laboratory at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will become available on October 1, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. orequivalent degree, and no more than five years of research experience since receipt of their doctoral degree. I am particularly interested in candidates with expertise in neurobiology, including experience working with neurons in primary culture or transgenic mouse models. Candidates with other types of expertise, including molecular biology, biochemistry, and fluorescence microscopy and imaging are also welcome to apply as long as they are exceptionally talented, motivated and willing to learn. My lab works on the molecular mechanisms of protein trafficking, with a more recent focus on the mechanisms of polarized sorting in neurons and the mechanisms of organelle positioning and motility. Below are references to some of our latest work. Information about post-doctoral training at the NIH can be found at this link:

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

Candidates should submit a message with an attached CV to bonifacinoj@helix.nih.gov.

With best wishes,

JuanS. Bonifacino, Ph.D.
Head,Cell Biology and Metabolism Program (CBMP)
EuniceKennedy Shriver National Institute
ofChild Health and Human Development (NICHD)
NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH)
Building35, Room 2F-226
35AConvent Drive
MSC3758
Bethesda,MD 20892-3758
Tel:301-496-6368
Fax:301-402-9319
E-mail:bonifacinoj@helix.nih.gov

Recent publications

BORC, a MultisubunitComplex that Regulates Lysosome Positioning.
PuJ, Schindler C, Jia R, Jarnik M, Backlund P, Bonifacino JS
Dev Cell. 2015, in press

EARP is a multisubunit tetheringcomplex involved in endocytic recycling.
SchindlerC, Chen Y, Pu J, Guo X,Bonifacino JS.
Nat Cell Biol. 2015 Mar 23. doi:10.1038/ncb3129. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID:25799061

Adaptor proteins involved inpolarized sorting.
Bonifacino JS.
J Cell Biol. 2014 Jan 6;204(1):7-17.doi: 10.1083/jcb.201310021. Review.
PMID:24395635

The adaptor protein-1 μ1B subunitexpands the repertoire of basolateral sorting signal recognition in epithelialcells.
GuoX, Mattera R, Ren X, Chen Y, Retamal C, González A,Bonifacino JS.
Dev Cell. 2013 Nov 11;27(3):353-66.doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.10.006.
PMID:24229647

Structural basis for recruitment andactivation of the AP-1 clathrin adaptor complex by Arf1.
RenX, Farías GG, Canagarajah BJ,BonifacinoJS, Hurley JH.
Cell. 2013 Feb 14;152(4):755-67.doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.12.042.
PMID:23415225

Signal-mediated,AP-1/clathrin-dependent sorting of transmembrane receptors to thesomatodendritic domain of hippocampal neurons.
FaríasGG, Cuitino L, Guo X, Ren X, Jarnik M, Mattera R,Bonifacino JS.
Neuron. 2012 Sep 6;75(5):810-23.doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.07.007.
PMID:22958822

Our lab is located here:

http://www.nih.gov/about/porter/index.htm

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April 7, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Michael Higley in the Department of Neurobiology
at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. The lab uses a combination of 2-photon imaging,
optogenetics, and electrophysiology to understand how synaptic function contributes to circuit operations in the mouse neocortex. These experiments are conducted both in acute brain slices and in vivo. See recent publications (Chiu et al., Science 340:759; Higley, Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 15:567). Ongoing projects in the lab focus on elaborating the organization, function, and plasticity of GABAergic synapses. We are also investigating the roles of neuromodulators in regulating synaptic dynamics underlying visually-guided behavior. The goal of this new position is to explore how learning alters dendritic signaling and synaptic connectivity in the awake behaving mouse. Candidates must have completed a PhD prior to starting and should have at least one first-author paper accepted in a peer-reviewed journal. Experience with electrophysiology or microscopy is preferred. Start dates are flexible. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Michael Higley via email: m.higley@yale.edu.

Warm regards,

Michael J. Higley, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Program in Cellular Neuroscience,
Neurodegeneration and Repair
PO Box 208001
New Haven, CT 06520-8001
T 203 785-4301
F 203 785-5263
m.higley@yale.edu

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March 31, 2015

University of California, San Diego
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity

T32 in Geriatric Mental Health
(PI: Dilip V. Jeste, MD; co-Director: Cristian L. Achim, MD, PhD)

This research fellowship, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, focuses on basic and applied research on older adults with mental disorders. The fellowship setting is a multidisciplinary research environment (e.g., psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, pharmaceutical science) that is part of a larger research training program within UCSD’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. The T32 Fellowship is also affiliated with the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) at UCSD.

Our fellowship prioritizes training for academic research careers.  Fellowships are for two years, with the possibility of a third year, and carry 12-month stipends in accordance with NIH rates. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and have completed a doctoral degree in any relevant discipline. PhDs, MD/PhDs, and PharmDs with research experience are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for candidates with a solid background in basic neuroscience, including cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain aging, and preferably in vivo experimental models of aging, neuroinflammatory pathology and/or chronic neurodegenerative diseases; the focus will be on developing experimental paradigms leading to potential interventions promoting successful neurocognitive aging.

To apply, please submit a statement of research interests and CV to: Cristian L. Achim, MD, PhD
cachim@ucsd.edu

For more information, visit http://geropsych.ucsd.edu/training.html and http://sira.ucsd.edu/index.ph

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February 12, 2015

Army Research Laboratory – Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applications are invited to fill an open post-doctoral research position in the Structure-Function Cell of the Translational Neuroscience Branch of the Army Research Laboratory (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD).

The ideal appointee will (1) have, or be in the final stages of obtaining, a PhD in psychology, cognitive science, neurology, neuroscience, bioengineering, or similar, and (2) have experience in human neuroimaging (particularly MRI). An interest in and general knowledge of structural and diffusion imaging data would be advantageous. Excellent computer programming skills and familiarity with neuroimaging software are essential. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively and flourish as the center of a diverse interdisciplinary research team.

Applications in the form of a covering letter, a CV with full publication list, and names of 3 references should be sent to Jean Vettel (jean.m.vettel.civ@mail.mil).

Location: Army Research Laboratory with flexibility to work collaboratively with the Complex Systems Group (Bassett) at Penn.

Starting Salary: Usually 72-75K per year, and commensurate with experience.

Start Date: Negotiable. Position open now.

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January 22, 2015

Magali Saint-Geniez lab, Schepens Eye Research Institute- Postdoctoral Research Position

Research involves work in retinal degeneration. Applicants with cell culture and mouse experience are preferred.

Contact Jared Iacovelli at jared_iacovelli@meei.harvard.edu, for more information about the lab.

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