Postdoctoral Fellow


University of Utah School of Medicine


Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.


Please contact Dr. Jason Shepherd with any inquiries, and refer to our lab website for more information.


We are seeking talented and enthusiastic postdoctates to join our group. The lab utilizes coordinated biochemical, cell biological, electrophysiological, and imaging studies in vitro and in vivo, including state-of-the-art techniques such as in vivo two-photon microscopy and chronic electrophysiological recordings in live animals (McCurry et al., 2010). Projects will range from basic mechanisms of memory storage (Chowdhury et al., 2006, and Shepherd and Bear, 2011) to understanding neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (Wu et al., 2011), and neurodevelopmental disorders such Angelman and fragile X syndrome (Park et al., 2008).


We are particularly interested in people with molecular biology/biochemistry/cell biology experience or electrophysiology/imaging experience.

There is a growing and vibrant neuroscience community at the University of Utah, with an excellent quality of life. Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City offers both cultural (Sundance Film Festival) and outdoor recreation (more than five world-class ski resorts within 30 minutes) activities.