Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Mental Health
The Intramural Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Within this program, the Unit for Synapse Development and Plasticity (chief: Zheng Li, PhD) uses molecular and cellular biology, live imaging and electrophysiological approaches to investigate the mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity in development, cognition and psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia.
This is a full-time research position located at the 300 acre Bethesda campus of the NIH, near Washington D.C. This position requires a graduate degree (or foreign equivalent) in neuroscience, developmental biology or cell biology. Research experience in molecular biology, culture of dissociated neurons and brain slices, confocal and two-photon microscopy (dissociated neurons, brain slices or live mice) or in vitro recording of brain slices is desired. For qualified candidates there are excellent opportunities to pursue research interests in the genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of psychiatric diseases in a multi-discipline team. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits is available. Send letter of interest, CV, and three references to Dr. Zheng Li (firstname.lastname@example.org).