An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory ofDr. Roger Bannister at the University of Maryland School ofMedicine. The successful candidate will drive one of two majorprojects in the laboratory: 1) understanding how altered plasmamembrane excitability contributes to muscle atrophy and the loss ofmotor units in aging and neuromuscular disease (e.g., amyotrophiclateral sclerosis; ALS), and 2) using heterologous systems andzebrafish models to study CACNA1A mutations that result inmolecular, synaptic and behavioral defects and to screen foreffective drug therapies to combat these and otherCaV2.1 channelopathies. In addition, the successfulcandidate will be given opportunity to develop an independentresearch program.This position is projected to begin in March 2020 or shortlythereafter. Qualified individuals should apply to this posting andattach a cover letter, CV and names of three references. Specificinquiries should be directed to Dr. Bannister:[email protected] .The University of Maryland School of Medicine is renowned for itsresearch excellence. Our internationally recognized faculty leadcutting-edge research programs in molecular, cellular, and systemsphysiology. The Baltimore campus offers state-of-the-art corefacilities for microscopy, imaging, genetics, genomics, proteomics,physiological phenotyping and structural biology. Our faculty alsoenjoy a highly collaborative and interactive scientificenvironment. NIH-funded training programs in neuroscience, musclebiology, cardiac biology, vascular biology, and integrativemembrane biology enhance our research activities.Qualifications :QualificationsApplicants should possess a Ph.D. with less than five years ofpostdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate should have relevanttechnical expertise and strong communication and writing skills, aswell as relevant technical expertise (e.g., expertise withpatch-clamp recording and/or Ca2+ imaging techniques,experience with zebrafish models, knowledge of ion channelbiophysics and/or muscle physiology, etc.).The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouragedto apply.