NIH-funded research associate position available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Johnson at Michigan State University (https://neuroscience.natsci.msu.edu/about-us/directory/faculty/alex-w-johnson-phd/).
These studies in rodents will examine learned feeding behaviors and utilize a variety of approaches including optogenetics, chemogenentics, electrophysiology, and in-situ hybridization, together with sophisticated Pavlovian and instrumental behavioral testing.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Physiology 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 techniques, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in learning and memory and/or ingestive behavior. The successful candidate will possess an excellent track record of publication in top psychology, neuroscience and/or endocrinology journals and will have the opportunity to initiate new projects.
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