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post-doc position in neurophysiology of tinnitus
Open Postdoctoral Position in the Neurophysiology of Tinnitus
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC
A postdoctoral position is available to conduct neurophysiological and
neuroanatomical research concerning tinnitus, a widespread auditory
disorder that can be highly debilitating. The proposed studies, funded
by a grant from the Skirball Foundation, will test the hypothesis that
tinnitus is a disorder that involves not only a loss of hearing but
also a compromised gating system in the thalamus and ventral striatum.
Candidates should have a background in a neuroscience-related field as
well as experience in microelectrode recordings from the auditory
system of mammals and/or anatomical tract tracing. Additional
experience with neuropharmacological techniques would be a plus. The
studies will be performed in rats and rhesus monkeys. Full funding is
available for one year beginning immediately with the potential to
extend to a second year. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Other tinnitus projects ongoing in parallel include the measurement of
functional and/or anatomical changes in the brain of human tinnitus
patients using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as
development of quantitative behavioral assessments of tinnitus.
Further projects in the lab include neurophysiological,
neuroanatomical and neuroimaging studies of Nonprimary Auditory Cortex
in Macaques, funded by NIH; studies on the Neural Bases of Speech and
Music Perception, funded by NSF; and work on Compensatory Plasticity
in the Early Blind.
For more information about the lab, please visit our website at
Interested candidates should contact the
Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition,
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical
Center, Washington, DC 20057
phone: +1 (202) 687-8842