Postdoctoral Researcher: Marsden Lab

Organization: Marsden Lab
North Carolina State University
Date Posted: 10/06/2021
City: Raleigh
State: North Carolina
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Researcher

Description & Details:

The Marsden Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to spearhead a project investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate sensory responsiveness. Sensory over-responsiveness is a debilitating condition often experienced by those with anxiety disorders and/or autism, and so this work is very clinically relevant. The project will combine high-resolution imaging of synapse dynamics, neuronal activity, and behavior to uncover links between the actin cytoskeleton, neural circuit function, and auditory sensitivity. You will receive training in all of these methods, along with mentorship in written and oral communication, in applying for grants/fellowships, and in teaching skills.


  • PhD (or an upcoming PhD defense date) in neuroscience or a related field
  • Experience with confocal imaging and image analysis highly preferred
  • Strong background in genetics and statistics
  • Eagerness to mentor graduate and undergraduate students
  • Commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion

To Apply:

NC State is a fantastic place to do your postdoc, with a tightly-knit and growing neuroscience community, plentiful opportunities for community engagement and partnership with industry, and many amazing scientists to collaborate with across the Research Triangle. This postdoc position is fully-funded by the lab’s recent R01 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS)! To apply, send the following documents to Dr. Marsden (, with “Marsden Lab – Postdoc Application” in the Subject line:

  • 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes your scientific background and outlines your reasons for applying for this position
  • Curriculum vitae (C.V.)
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references



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