Postdoctoral Fellow

LSU Health New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
NIH stipend level for postdoctoral fellows
Sep 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Research Area
Motivation & Emotion
Position Type
Entry Level

The Maiya lab is pleased to announce an open postdoctoral position in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative individual who has an interest in investigating the molecular mechanisms that underlie Alcohol Use Disorders. The lab is interested in understanding how experience-dependent changes in gene expression are mobilized into neuroadaptive changes that underlie the development of alcohol addiction. This position is part of the NIAAA-funded T32 training program in the School of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans.

Postdoctoral training opportunities will include activity-dependent labeling of neurons, Translational Affinity profiling (TRAP), single-cell sequencing, in-vivo circuit manipulation, and cell-type specific manipulation of gene expression. The incumbent in this position will work under the supervision of Dr. Rajani Maiya with opportunities for additional training and mentoring available in collaborating labs across basic science departments. The Physiology Department is affiliated with the Comprehensive Alcohol Research Center and Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center for Excellence providing multiple tracts for career development in the field of neuroscience and addiction studies.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology or related field of study.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in alcohol research, behavioral neuroscience, and molecular techniques

About the School: The LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans encourages women and minority candidates to submit applications for this position. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Applicant Instructions: Qualified candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and contact information for three references in a single file attachment.