Postdoctoral Fellowship at Creighton University in the United States: (Deadline 30 September 2020)
The Creighton University Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience calls application for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuropharmacology at the United States of America. A postdoctoral fellow position is available starting immediately at Creighton University Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience for an NIH-funded project on glutamate receptors. This position will work Monday to Friday; 8am-5pm; depending upon research needs position may require evening, weekend, and holiday work.
The project uses a multidisciplinary approach including genetic models, electrophysiology, ex vivo optogenetics, behavior and chemogenetic modulation of behavior and molecular biology to define the mechanisms by which neural circuits are regulated by NMDA and glutamate delta receptors. Of particular interest are basal ganglia, striatal and amygdala circuits. This knowledge can then be used to develop novel therapeutic strategies for affective and neurological disorders and addiction. Specific relevance is to diseases including autism, schizophrenia, addiction, pain and Parkinson’s disease.
The selected individual will have the opportunity to learn various neurosciences techniques established in the laboratory such as electrophysiology, imaging, viral-mediated in vivo manipulation and others and to collaborate with other neuroscience labs in the department and surrounding universities. Creighton University provides excellent benefits. Interested applicants should complete the application process and attach a cover letter, resume, and professional references on the “attachments” tab of the application process. This position is 100% grant funded.
- Doctorate Degree.
- 1-3 years’ experience with strong background in neuroscience, pharmacology or related areas and expertise in either patch clamp electrophysiology or molecular biology and in vitro assay development.
- Prior experience with specialized imaging and biochemistry techniques is preferred.
- Strong ability to interpret data and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
- Strong work ethic.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel; PowerPoint and Outlook.
- Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays depending upon research needs.