A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Seth Tomchik at The Scripps Research Institute Florida. Our research focuses on how experience drives neuronal plasticity that alters information flow through neuronal circuits that guide learned/adaptive behaviors. Current projects focus on how sensory circuits are activated during biologically relevant events in vivo, how neuronal circuit properties are modified following learning, and how these processes are disrupted in disease models (such as neurofibromatosis 1). In addition, a major set of projects examines how mutations in the NF1 gene affect motor behaviors/circuits.
More information can be found at: http://www.scripps.edu/tomchik
We are seeking a postdoctoral Research Associate with interests in learning and memory, motor circuits (grooming), genetic disorders, neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, or related areas.
About The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute, one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition.