Postdoctoral position in Neural Circuits and Behavior

Iowa City, Iowa
Competitive salary and benefits
Dec 15, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to study the the role of monoaminergic systems and neuropeptides in alcohol dependence and depression. The lab employs a variety of techniques including two-photon imaging, electrophysiology, whole-brain imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics and single-cell RNAseq in transgenic mice. We also have projects focused on the role of serotonin in the progression of tau pathology in Alzheimer’s disease and the intersection between Alzheimer's disease and alcohol dependence. We seek enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who are committed to a scientific career and have the ability to work independently.  

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and a list of 2-3 references to Dr. Catherine Marcinkiewcz at

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. or Ph.D./M.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field in the biological sciences. Experience in electrophysiology, calcium imaging, transgenic mouse models, imaging, molecular biology or behavioral pharmacology is desirable but not required.