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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychology
Research Foundation of SUNY in Vestal, New York
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Date Posted April 26, 2019

Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

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.

Job Requirements:

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.

Additional Information:

Salary: Commensurate with NIH guidelines

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. It is the obligation of each officer, manager, and supervisor to ensure all employment activities are conducted in an equal and equitable fashion, without regard to race, creed, religion, color, citizenship, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest record, disability, military status, disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces Service Medal veteran, active duty or wartime campaign badge veteran, or other characteristic as protected by law. Such activities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, advertising, selection, hiring, training, promotion, upgrade, demotion, transfer, layoff, discharge, return from layoff, performance evaluation, rate of pay, other compensation and fringe benefits.

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus since August 1, 2017.

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