The laboratory of Shilpa Buch at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is seeking to fill two Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions in the areas of NeuroHIV and drug addiction. One of the main goals of her lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying microglial activation in the context of HIV proteins and abused drugs (cocaine and opiates). We are looking for researchers to work on glial activation and neuronal plasticity changes by using multiple in vitro and in vivo models. All candidates must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the molecular biology or in neuroscience. Candidates have background on neurodegenerative diseases, neuroinflammation, abused drugs, and stroke are strongly encouraged to apply.
All candidates must have at least one first-author original research article accepted for publication in a leading peer-reviewed journal. The successful applicant will develop a research project studying mechanisms responsible for microglial activation/plasticity changes in the context of HIV and abused drugs. The positions are ideally suited for an enthusiastic post-doctoral scientist who wants to pursue a career in academic research and develop expertise in multidisciplinary research.