Postdoc position to study addiction using operant conditioning or histology
- An NIH-funded postdoctoral positions is available to investigate synaptic and circuit mechanisms of drug and alcohol addiction. Research in the lab utilizes novel technologies, including optogenetic (see our recent paper https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-018-0081-9) and chemogenetic (https://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(16)32420-9/abstract) manipulation of striatal neuron activities in combination with behavioral procedures (e.g., operant self-administration) and slice electrophysiology. We investigate how medium spiny neurons and cholinergic interneurons in the striatum of the basal ganglia circuitry contribute to alcohol, cocaine, and morphine abuses. For details, please visit https://medicine.tamhsc.edu/faculty/wang.html and http://people.tamu.edu/~jwang188/.
- We are seeking a highly-motivated behavioral scientist or histologist.
- Behavioral candidates are expected to have trackable records on operant self-administration. The ability to stereotaxically infuse viruses in rats or mice is a big plus.
- Histology candidates are expected to have strong experience in confocal imagine and immunostaining.
- The successful applicants are expected to have a record of scientific productivity and a desire to work independently and cooperatively with a team.
- Interested candidates should send Curriculum Vitae and names of three references to Jun Wang ( ).