Postdoctoral Fellow Position to study ion channel dysfunction in neurological disorders

We have opening position for 2 to 3 years for an experienced cellular electrophysiologist. The candidate will assume a hands-on role as part of a team focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human diseases caused by dysfunction of ion channels. Experience in manual patch-clamp electrophysiology is essential. As an integral member of the research team, the candidate will design strategies to solve challenges, execute experiments, identify next steps, and communicate findings to the team. Excellent communication and teamwork will be critical. The position offers a unique opportunity for a talented scientist to work in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment and to develop his career at the interface of basic research and drug discovery.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates will have a Ph.D and ideal a first postdoctoral experience in an academic or industrial sector. Candidates who have a B.S./M.S. degree with more than 5 years of ion channel research experience and strong technical and leadership skills are also encouraged to apply. Technical requirements include manual patch-clamp and functional characterization of mechanism of ion channel regulation. Experience in isolation and culture of primary neurons from rodents, basic molecular biology and cell culture, and confocal imaging will be an added advantage. The candidate should be able to wok under minimal supervision, be team-oriented and collaborative.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their resume/CV, brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information of 2-3 references directly to Norbert Weiss (weiss@uochb.cas.cz)