NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Karyn Frick to study the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones regulate memory in female and male mice. Our research program utilizes a variety of approaches, including chemogenetics, optogenetics, intracranial drug infusions, behavioral testing, molecular techniques, and dendritic spine analysis. Additional information about the laboratory is available at http://people.uwm.edu/frickk.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline, should be highly motivated, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, cell-specific manipulations, chemogenetics, optogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in memory and/or behavioral neuroendocrinology. The position would be ideal for a candidate trained in learning and memory looking to gain experience with sex differences or hormonal regulation of memory, or a neuroendocrinologists looking to extend their expertise into learning and memory. Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of publication in top neuroscience or neuroendocrinology journals.
Research conducted by the neuroscience faculty in the department focuses largely on the neurobiology of learning and memory, with special emphasis on neural plasticity, emotion, addiction, aging, and hormonal regulation (http://uwm.edu/psychology/research/neuroscience/). The program is an integral part of a large neuroscience community in Milwaukee.
Please send CV with names of three references and a statement of research interests that discusses your fit with the lab’s research to email@example.com.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline, should be highly motivated, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, cell-specific manipulations, chemogenetics, optogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in memory and/or behavioral neuroendocrinology.
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