This is a postdoctoral research fellow position in the Sivyer laboratory at the Casey Eye Institute. The researcher will work within a highly collaborative team on projects ranging from understanding the functional complement of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the mammalian retina using advanced electrophysiological, immunohistochemical, and RNAscope, and behavioral techniques, to investigating mechanisms of stem-cell engraftment and synaptic connectivity in the glaucomatous retina. The researcher is expected to have experience in neurophysiology such as patch-clamping or multi-electrode array recordings, or have a strong ability to learn these techniques quickly. Programming and advanced data analysis experience is valued highly and applicants are expected to be able to work well within team science settings across multi-lab collaborations. The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biological sciences, preferably neuroscience. Diversity is highly valued at OHSU and within the Sivyer laboratory. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
Animal handling of rodents.
Multi-electrode array recordings from the ex-vivo mammalian retina.
Presentation of their research at multi-PI meetings and research conferences.
Data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or biomedical sciences.
Neuroscience laboratory, data analysis, patch-clamping, and some coding experience.
Must be creative, motivated, and enjoy working independently as well as in a collaborative environment. Must also have excellent communication skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. Must have demonstrated a record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.
Visual Neuroscience laboratory experience or experience with animal behavior.
Proficient in Python or Matlab