Dr. Michael Burton is seeking multiple highly motivated post-doctoral scientists interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal and immunological plasticity, with an emphasis in neuroimmune interaction in the context of pain and depression. These NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowships are in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD -- bbs.utdallas.edu). UTD is the fastest growing University in Texas, is ranked number 3 in the nation among Universities less than 50 years old and houses a vibrant neuroscience research community. The city of Dallas is an international economic hub with a vibrant cultural atmosphere and world-class sports and entertainment in a temperate climate.
Successful candidates will report to Dr. Burton, participate in joint laboratory meetings with the Pain Neurobiology Research Group at UT Dallas (Theodore Price and Gregory Dussor), and are encouraged to establish a mentoring committee. Prior post-doctoral scientists in the Pain Neurobiology Research Group at UT-Dallas have received pathway to independence awards (i.e. K awards) and successfully transitioned to faculty positions.
Interested candidates should submit the following: a letter describing their relevant experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Michael Burton (Michael.Burton@utdallas.edu)
Ph. D. in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology, or related field
A minimum of two first author papers published or accepted in a peer-reviewed journal
A firm background in behavior, murine genetics, surgery, basic biochemistry, basic molecular biology, confocal microscopy and primary cell culture
Creative thinking skills and a predisposition for problem solving
A command of the neuroscience literature.
Ability to work collaboratively with excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong proficiency in the English language (both written and verbal)
Specialized training in molecular genetics, molecular biology, and complex behaviors
Next-generation sequencing and data interpretation
Access to super-resolution imaging, multi-photon microscopy, spinning-disk confocal, and cell sorting equipment
Collaborative work environment with preeminent Pain Neuroscientist.
Training in behavioral neuroscience and in vivo pharmacology
The University of Texas at Dallas is the fastest growing University in Texas, is ranked number 3 in the nation among Universities less than 50 years old and houses a vibrant neuroscience research community. The city of Dallas is an international economic hub with a vibrant cultural atmosphere and world-class sports and entertainment in a temperate climate.