The Smith Lab in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of Kansas is seeking outstanding, driven applicants for a postdoctoral position in Behavioral Neuroscience. This is to work on NIH-supported research studying the neurocircuitry of social behavior and cognition. In particular, this work will focus on limbic and cortical systems which promote context-appropriate behaviors and maintain bonds in socially monogamous relationships, utilizing the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). The Smith Lab studies the structural and functional connectivity of neural networks using single channel and multi-channel calcium imaging, viral and fluorescent neuronal tracing, microdialysis, optogenetics/chemogenetics, animal behavior, and histological methods in neuroscience.
Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline. Experience with calcium imaging or electrophysiology is required; experience in rodent behavior, neuronal tracing, microscopy, and programming (e.g., MATLAB) is desirable but not necessary. This position would be ideal for a candidate trained in neural recordings via calcium imaging looking to gain more experience in behavioral models of social bonding and cognition. Salary is competitive and commensurate with NIH pay scale.
Inquires about the position should be directed to: Dr. Adam Smith. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doctoral degree in relevant field conferred at the time of appointment, not to exceed six months from the date of hire.
Internal Number: 15408BR
About University of Kansas
This position is available in the Smith Lab which is a part of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas (KU).
The KU School of Pharmacy is a prominent research institution, with a rich history of scientific funding and support including 12 consecutive years being among the top 5 schools nationally with the most NIH funding. The scientific environment at KU is strong with many opportunities for scientific discussions that facilitate new fundable research endeavors. The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (School of Pharmacy) has strong faculty members in the fields of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Toxicology, with expertise in behavioral, pharmacological, neuroanatomical, cellular and molecular techniques toward neurodegenerative diseases, oxidative stress, post-translational modifications of proteins, and cognition.
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