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Post-Doctoral Researcher Circadian Rhythms/Neuroscience/Immunology/Cancer

Seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to pursue specialized basic science research training, education and experience in neuroscience, inflammation, and circadian rhythmicity in the context of cancer/cancer treatment under the guidance of Dr. Leah Pyter in the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research. The project is on master clock mechanisms underlying the behavioral side effects of cancer chemotherapy that are associated with inflammation. We will study behavioral, cellular, and molecular rhythms in mouse models of chemotherapy. We are collaborating with Dr. Karl Obrietan’s circadian neurobiology lab on this project. The Pyter lab team generally studies the biological mechanisms by which tumors (outside the brain) and cancer treatments alter neurobiology and behavior. These mechanisms include immune, endocrine, and microbial. We primarily use basic science approaches in rodent models, but also conduct clinical research with cancer patients. The successful candidate will receive mentorship and training in these approaches, as well as in experimental design, execution, data analyses, scientific communication, and other areas of professional development to advance their career interests and goals.



Participates in experiment design and evaluation; executes experiments; performs data analysis; reports to principal investigator (PI);



Develops and troubleshoots new experimental techniques and protocols which benefit the general research laboratory; develops and details understanding of current relevant scientific literature;



Prepares research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books and other media; prepares seminars and lectures for dissemination of knowledge, particularly the results of research undertaken; attends research reviews and seminars;



Participates in preparation of grant applications for extramural funding; participates in preparation of manuscripts for publication; supports grant writing; performs additional duties as assigned;



Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Doctoral degree in Life Sciences required; Doctoral degree in Circadian Biology or Neuroimmunology preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check. Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.



Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research (0878)


Position Type:

Term (Fixed Term)


Scheduled Hours:




First Shift


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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Please send a CV to:


Leah Pyter, PhD

Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research

Department of Psychiatry

College of Medicine

Ohio State University



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