A NIH grant-funded post-doctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Nobuyoshi Suto at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, CA. Our research focuses on the neurobiological basis of drug and food addiction in rats/mice. Our research is based on behavioral neuroscience but multidisciplinary, and takes advantage of cutting-edge molecular, neurochemical, opto/pharmacogenetic techniques to profile functional units of neurons (neuronal ensembles) selectively reactive to behaviorally relevant environmental cues.
We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in behavioral procedures (operant/Pavlovian conditioning, IVSA/CPP), microdialysis and/or optogenetics who wishes to learn molecular neuroscience approach.
Our ongoing projects include ensemble-specific gene expression profiling of anti-relapse brain mechanisms and medicinal compounds via fluorescence activated cell sorting + next-generation sequencing, and ensemble-specific neurochemical profiling via optogenetics + microdialysis + high-throughput mass spectrometry assay. We extensively collaborate with prominent researchers and companies, including Drs. Friedbert Weiss (TSRI), Pietro Sanna (TSRI), Bruce Hope (NIDA/IRP), Mark Mayford (UCSD) and Eicom-USA (Shinji Azuma, CEO).
Interested applicants should submit a CV, brief summary of research accomplishments and interests, as well as names of three references.
Applicants are expected to be highly motivated, have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and the ability to think critically. Those with a solid background in behavioral neuroscience of addiction and/or molecular biology and with strong interest to combine these two fields in their research are preferred. Interested applicants should submit a CV, brief summary of research accomplishments and interests, as well as names and information of three references.
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