Location: Vestal, NY Category: Postdoctoral Research Posted On: Thu Dec 6 2018 Job Description:
A Post-doctoral Research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Terrence Deak to investigate the mechanisms by which alcohol-dependent neuroinflammation during early development and late aging contribute to negative affective states (stress, anxiety) and long-lasting effects of alcohol on glial-neuronal interactions. Expertise in advanced neuroanatomical procedures (stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, image analysis, etc); molecular approaches toward understanding the neurobiology of aging; slice electrophysiology; and/or circuit-level regulation of behavioral processes are particularly desirable.
The selected candidate will conduct original research in the area of alcohol, stress and neurobehavioral processes; Prepare manuscripts for publication; contribute significantly toward grant writing efforts with the eventual goal of writing independent funding proposals; work with graduate and undergraduate students in a mentoring capacity; participate in lab, departmental, and national conferences where scientific studies are being discussed/presented.
Ph.D. in neuroscience or related discipline required. Since this is a post-doctoral position, a recently completed a PhD preferably with 0-3 years of experience post PhD.
The successful applicant is expected to meet the following requirements:
Must have significant training and/or experience in aging research, stress physiology, neuroimmunology, and/or behavioral studies using rodent models.
Must have vast experience in small animal procedures common to neuroscience; wet lab skills for the biochemical detection of proteins, transmitters, and other signaling hormones/factors.
Demonstrated experience and success in writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and exposure to grant-writing processes at the federal level.
Must demonstrate clear and critical thinking, the ability to plan high quality, original research, and to interact with other members of the lab/department in both a collegial and mentoring capacity.
Salary: Commensurate with NIH guidelines
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