NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Karyn Frick to study the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones regulate memory in female and male mice. Our studies utilize approaches including intracranial drug infusions, DREADDs, behavioral testing, biochemical techniques, and dendritic spine analysis. Additional information about the laboratory and our research is available at http://people.uwm.edu/frickk.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline, should be highly motivated, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, chemogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in memory or behavioral endocrinology. Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of publication in top neuroscience and/or endocrinology journals.
Research conducted by the neuroscience faculty in the department focuses largely on the neurobiology of learning and memory, with special emphasis on neural plasticity, emotion, addiction, aging, and hormonal regulation (http://uwm.edu/psychology/research/neuroscience/). The program has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and is an integral part of a large neuroscience community in Milwaukee.
Please send CV with names of three references and a statement of research interests that specifically addresses your interest in our work to firstname.lastname@example.org.