Postdoctoral Positions

Part of the mission of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies is to train individuals for careers in scientific research. The expectation is that trainees will study in the many new fields developed by Institute faculty, learn the research techniques they have created, and go on to positions of leadership in other prominent scientific institutions. Postdoctoral training opportunities at the Institute are posted below.

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Job #: E423
Posted Date: September 8, 2014
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Associate - Laboratory of Genetics, Dr. Fred Gage
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Laboratory of Genetics
Lab research concentrates on the adult central nervous system and unexpected plasticity and adaptability to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of all mammals.
Position Description:

Post-doctoral fellow with significant electrophysiological training who will work on his/her own project and collaborate with other fellows in the lab.


PhD degree in Neurophysiology is required.



  • Expertise in single cell patch-clamp physiology
  • Hippocampal slice electrophysiology


  • Human embryonic stem cell electrophysiology
  • Special Requirements:

    Must be willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs. Must be willing to submit to a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement.

    Physical Requirements:

    Position requires constant seeing.