The Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the role of alcohol exposure and chronic stress in SARS-CoV-2 neuroinvasion and neuropsychiatric sequelae. The lab employs cutting-edge techniques including two-photon imaging, fiber photometry, electrophysiology, EEG, optogenetics, chemogenetics and 3D imaging of cleared tissue using transgenic mouse models. We seek enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals who are committed to a scientific career and have the ability to work independently. You will be part of a highly interactive and collaborative team of researchers and have the opportunity to publish in high impact journals. Mentorship in grant-writing, career development awards, and preparing for and navigating the academic job market will be provided.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV and a list of 2-3 references to Dr. Catherine Marcinkiewcz at email@example.com
Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. or Ph.D./M.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biomedical Engineering, Virology or a related field in the biological sciences. Experience in cell culture, plaque assays, mouse models of infectious disease, confocal imaging, molecular biology or behavioral pharmacology is desirable but not required. Experience working in a BSL-2 or BSL-3 facility is also a plus.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran, service in the U.S. military, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.