Position Announcement

Postdoctoral Research Associate - electrophysiology and neural imaging

The Mabb and Petrulis laboratories are seeking an electrophysiologist who would also like to gain experience in in vivo imaging of neural activity in awake, behaving animals. Responsibilities include whole-cell-patch-clamp recordings in human-derived iPSC neurons that have been manipulated using the CRISPR/Cas9 system and measuring alterations in synaptic connectivity and plasticity in brain slices from transgenic animals. The candidate will have the opportunity to train in neural imaging technologies to probe the neural correlates of social behavior in mice.

The selected individual must have a Ph.D. in the field of neuroscience or a related field, in which neuroscience was their primary focus with a strong background in patch-clamp recordings. Previous experience in surgical techniques and mouse behavior are desirable but not necessary.

The position is open immediately and salary is commensurate with the NIH pay scale.

To apply, please submit your CV, contact information for 3 references, and a brief description of your research interests and prior experience (no more than one page) to:
Dr. Angela Mabb at amabb@gsu.edu.

Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minority groups.

About the Mabb and Petrulis Laboratories

The goals of the Mabb lab are to provide a more unified understanding as to how disruptions in the ubiquitin pathway contribute to human disorders. We seek to gain a basic understanding of ubiquitin pathways in the nervous system by examining how their disruption impacts a multitude of neural properties which include neural coding all the way down to protein ubiquitination. The Mabb lab spans many sub-fields of neuroscience which include: Cellular and Molecular neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Behavioral neuroscience. The goals of the Petrulis lab are to define the role of specific neural cell types and their connections in the regulation of social and communicative behavior. We use extensive behavioral analysis, intersectional chemogenetic, optogenetic and transgenic approaches, and viral tracing to define the inputs and outputs of the social brain. Our current focus is on understanding how the social peptide, vasopressin, regulates adaptive social behavior.