Our translational neuroscience and neuroimaging laboratory, under the direction of Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine, is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, NIH-funded research group. We are looking for industrious, motivated, and creative scientists, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The focus of our research program is to determine the influence of alcohol and HIV-related neuropathology on neural structure and connectivity, peripheral factors that underlie brain structural and functional degradation, and options for recovery or functional compensation. This goal is achieved by determining the condition of network nodes using multiple neuroimaging modalities and component process analysis of cognitive, sensory, and motor functions to identify brain structural and functional mechanisms disrupted in diseases affecting the brain: alcoholism, HIV infection, and normal aging. Structural and functional MRI, MR spectroscopy, and MR diffusion tensor imaging are applied in animal models of alcoholism in parallel with the human studies. For more information, please visit http://med.stanford.edu/brainaddictionlab.html.
This position will include work on several projects including optogenetic fMRI to determine the role of cell-specific modulation on the BOLD response to ethanol exposure in rodents. Responsibilities will include: 1) animal preparation for in vivo experiments, 2) data acquisition, 3) data analysis, 4) meetings with PI/collaborators, 5) scientific manuscript preparation, and 6) research grant/training grant preparation.
PhD in neuroscience, neurophysiology, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, psychology, or related science.
Good working knowledge/interest in molecular biology, pathology, or imaging methods.
Experience working with animals.
Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute experiments, interpret data, and identify appropriate follow-up strategies.
Solid publication record.
Required Application Materials:
Statement describing research interests and relevant background
Three letters of recommendations
Relevant reprints/preprints of research articles
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with relevant experience