Postdoc in the neurophysiology of mood disorders and addiction
A postdoctoral position in the Pleil lab in the Department of Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medicine is available immediately to study mechanisms of neuropsychiatric diseases including alcohol/drug addiction and comorbid anxiety and mood disorders using a combination of contemporary behavioral, genetic, and electrophysiological tools including in vivo and ex vivo optogenetics, chemogenetics, and calcium imaging. The lab is particularly focused on circuit-specific neuropeptide signaling during stress and excessive alcohol/drug use, as well as hormonal mechanisms of sex differences in the neuropsychiatric diseases stemming from these behaviors.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field and have prior experience with slice electrophysiology, rodent behavior, neuroendocrinology, and/or stereotaxic surgeries, as evidenced by first-authored publications. Interested candidates can send a brief statement of research interests, CV, and optional representative publication(s) to Dr. Kristen Pleil (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, please contact Kristen Pleil directly or visit pleillab.org.
Weill Cornell Medicine is Cornell University’s medical school, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City at 1300 York Ave, adjacent to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a number of interacting scientific institutions including The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.