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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Epilepsy Research

A position is available in the Department of Pharmacology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago for an experienced postdoctoral researcher interested in studying disease mechanisms in mouse models of severe neurodevelopmental epilepsies.

The primary research goals in the Kearney lab are to investigate the genetic and mechanistic basis of human ion channel variants associated with severe neurodevelopmental epilepsies. The lab addresses these questions using both in vivo and in vitro model systems and a variety of approaches, including genetic analysis, bulk and single cell RNA-seq, in vivo RNA modulation, EEG, electrophysiology and pharmacology. Research in these areas is generously funded by grants from the NIH and the Dravet Syndrome Foundation.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in genetics/genomics, NGS data analysis, in vivo CRISPRa/i, rodent EEG, and/or electrophysiology.

Applicants interested in joining their research team should email an application as a single PDF to Please include your CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement of your research interests, research experience and career goals.

Northwestern University offers an outstanding neuroscience community and desirable location within the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.