Postdoctoral Positions in Neural Circuits and Behavior at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral Positions in Neural Circuits and Behavior

The laboratory of Todd Anthony at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (www.toddanthonylab.org) combines molecular biology, genetics, in vivo imaging, electrophysiology, and behavior to define the neural circuit-level and molecular bases for individual differences in stress susceptibility. We are a tight-knit, highly motivated and collaborative group, and are looking to add like-minded researchers to our team. Two positions are currently available:

1. Molecular dissection of stress circuitry: This position will combine single cell RNA-Seq, molecular genetics, in vivo imaging, and behavioral analysis. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology and gene expression profiling; experience with DNA construct design and molecular tool development, gene targeting/editing, and/or behavior is a plus.

2. Neural circuit-level mechanisms of stress-induced states: This position will combine slice electrophysiology, ex vivo and in vivo imaging, and behavioral analysis. Candidates with prior experience in electrophysiology and/or a strong background in signal processing and coding are preferred.
Students interested in transitioning from other fields (e.g. immunology, development, biophysics, etc.) to modern behavioral neuroscience are also welcome to apply. Prospective candidates should send: a) CV;  b) names and contact information for 3 references; and c) a brief description of past and current research, future goals, and which position (1 or 2 above) you are interested in to: todd.anthony at childrens.harvard.edu

We are located in Downtown Boston’s Longwood medical area, a rich scientific environment with numerous opportunities for interaction and collaboration with other groups working in all areas of modern neuroscience and biomedical research.

**Boston has a strong Japanese community with several Japanese/Asian grocery stores, a Japanese Saturday school for children, and a forum for Japanese researchers.