A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available in the Research Division of Psychiatry, working with Dr. Stewart Anderson.
About the CHOP Research Institute:
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to conducting basic, clinical and translational research on conditions and diseases that affect children, and is part of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania research community.
This position requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience in whole cell patch-clamp recordings, preferably with neocortical or hippocampal slices and cells. Dr. Coulter will provide co-mentorship with electrophysiological studies. It is expected that the fellow with bring into the project experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology, and take away experience in the use of stem cell-derived neurons to study forebrain disease. Proficiency in spoken English is required. Applicants must have a Doctoral degree, PhD, MD or DVM, in a science related discipline.
Dr. Stewart Anderson in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Douglas Coulter focuses on electrophysiological studies of stem cell-derived cortical interneurons to study the development of cortical circuitry and neuropsychiatric disease. The focus of the Anderson laboratory concerns the molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern the development of the mammalian forebrain. We use mouse genetics, forebrain slice and dissociated culture techniques, as well as mouse and human pluripotent stem cells in transplantation experiments to study the fate determination of GABAergic interneurons of the cerebral cortex. In addition, we are using human stem cell-derived interneurons as tools for the study of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions in neuropsychiatric disease, including schizophrenia and autism.
A CV and letters of reference from 2-3 prior employers who can attest to competency and skills in research will be required. The applicant must also be eligible for a NIH postdoctoral fellowship and available for at least two years. Salary will be based on the 2013 NIH guidelines.