Washington University of St. Louis Psychiatry in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Postdoctoral position available immediately in slice electrophysiology and imaging. We apply innovative mouse models and molecular pharmacology to understanding regulation of glutamate and GABA receptors for insights into signaling and therapeutic benefit.


The selected candidate will actively participate in one or more projects currently ongoing including:

  1. Regulation of NMDAR function by novel pharmacological modulators (PMID 29476014, 25628343).
  2. Function of GABAA receptor subpopulations in inhibition (PMID: 27114255, 25238745).
  3. Dopamine innvervation of the hippocampus (PMID: 25164674).
  4. The candidate will join a vibrant neuroscience community.
  5. Supporting infrastructure includes the Taylor Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research, many core facilities, and an emerging Psychopharmacology Research Unit.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or similar degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in patch clamp physiology preferred but not necessary.
  • Candidates should be highly motivated, be able to work both independently and collaboratively and show excellent critical thinking, strong published scholarly work, and good communication skills.

Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience according to NIH guidelines.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.
  • Washington University School of Medicine offers an outstanding and stimulating training environment.
  • Interested candidates should email a curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating a concise summary of the applicant's prior research experience and a brief description of the applicant's future research interests and long term goals, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Steven Mennerick at menneris@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychiatry - 39481

Job ID: 39481

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular