Positions on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research
Institute of Neuroimmune Pharmacology,
Seton Hall University
The Institute of Neuroimmune Pharmacology (INIP) at Seton Hall University (SHU) invites applications for two positions of Research Associates with PHD to participate in alcohol and drug abuse research. Ongoing projects at INIP include but are not limited to 1) epigenetic mechanisms underlying binge alcohol-induced spleen atrophy; 2) neuroimmune and behavioral disorders of HIV-modulated alcohol and drug abuse; 3) alcohol use disorders, opioid use disorders and pain management; 4) binge drinking and neurodegenerative diseases; and 5) the association between neuroimmune disorders and behavioral disorders caused by alcohol use disorders. INIP has used multidisciplinary approaches including molecular and cellular techniques, neuroimmunology, neurobehavioral pharmacology, and genetics to enhance the understanding of the genetic and environmental influences on bi-directional interaction of the nervous and immune systems in health and diseases. In line with both in vitro and in vivo studies in parallel, we have recently employed advanced bioinformatics techniques (in silico) including QIAGEN's Ingenuity® Pathway Analysis to mine the large-scale data associated with alcohol and drug use modulation of diseases including alcohol use disorders, opioid use disorders, neuroHIV and Alzheimer’s diseases.
We expect to fill these two positions by June 30, 2021. Candidates are expected to have strong communication skills and technical expertise, with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline). The minimum requirements for the first position include: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience or a related discipline; 2) familiarity with genetic and molecular approaches for alcohol and drug abuse or other immunomodulation-related research; 3) familiarity with rodent basic behavior cognitive and other behaviors with use of tracking software such as AnyMaze software; 4) expertise in statistical analysis includes, but not limits to, T-test, averages and standard deviations. Some experience with genomic and bioinformatics analysis is preferred. The minimum requirements for the second position include: 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline; 2) familiarity with in vitro and in vivo approach for alcohol and drug abuse or other immunomodulation-related research; 3) expertise in basic molecular, cellular and immunology experiments, including but not limited to cell culture, qRT-PCR, Western Blot, ELISA. Good experience with animal model and behavior assessment and an ability to integrate in vivo, in vitro and in silico findings will be preferred.
Seton Hall University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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