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Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience Laboratory

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington State
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 20, 2022
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Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience Laboratory

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Washington State University

The Shane Hentges Laboratory in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA seeks a postdoctoral research associate to perform slice electrophysiology, imaging and behavior studies in mice. The successful applicant will use state-of-the-art approaches to identify circuits and regulatory mechanisms involved in energy balance regulation and opioid signaling in the hypothalamus and connected regions. Publication, funding application submission, and participation in career development activities will be encouraged. Candidates with prior electrophysiology, calcium-indicator imaging and stereotaxic microinjection experience will be given priority.

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience is an academic unit in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study substance abuse, ingestive behavior, stress, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Postdocs can compete for both intramural and external research grants. In addition to postdoctoral training, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience. The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment. Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to various outdoor recreation opportunities.  It has received accolades for highest quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation.

Required Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. and experience in neuroscience research in rodents is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in slice electrophysiology, stereotaxic surgery and/or behavioral assays. Strong oral and written communication skills preferred.      

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  WSU provides health care packages to its trainees. Background check is required for this position.

Position is open until filled.  Applicants should submit their CV and cover letter stating their research interests and fit for the position as well as the names and contact information for three (3) references.  To apply submit all information as one document at for the Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Hentges lab located in Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building R-3046.  For questions on the application process contact Becky Morton .  For scientific questions, contact Dr. Shane Hentges at

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