A Postdoctoral position in Neuroscience is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Fabricio Do Monte (https://med.uth.edu/nba/faculty/fabricio-h-do-monte/) located in the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the NIH salary scale for the FY 2017 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-131.html).
Dr. Do Monte’s lab focuses on elucidating the neural circuits modulating fear vs. reward interactions, with a special emphasis in the innate defensive responses induced by predator cues. They use immunohistochemistry, optogenetics, calcium imaging, and single-unit recording techniques in awake rats to address their scientific questions. Dr. Do Monte’s research is supported by a very generous start-up package from UT Health, a Rising STARs Award from the UT System, and a R00 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Our lab is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. Postdocs will become part of the very strong and collaborative neuroscience communities that compose the center and nearby institutions. The Texas Medical Center is considered the largest medical center in the world. The center contains 21 hospitals, eight specialty institutions, eight academic and research institutions and four medical schools. As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is a thriving urban metropolis that supports some of the most vivid cultural, art and culinary scenes in the country. It is also considered as one of the best cities in the country to live, work and play.
We are looking for someone very responsible, organized and highly motivated to learn and grow along with us. Candidates should have a PhD, which doesn't need to be restricted to neuroscience. Individuals with degrees in engineering, computer, science, psychology, mathematics and related fields will also be considered. Expertise in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python) is required. Applications from diversities are welcome!
To apply for this position, please send your CV, a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals, a putative starting date, and the contact information of three potential references to:
Fabricio H. Do Monte, DVM, PhD
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center
6431 Fannin St, Room 7.166
Houston, Texas 77030; Phone: 713-500-5613