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Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience

Employer
UTRGV School of Medicine
Location
McAllen, TX
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

Job Details

The UTRGV School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow who is pursuing research as a vital component of their educational mission and professional career development. Research will be on understanding chronic neuropathic pain to include HIV-associated neuropathic pain with Alzheimer’s disease comorbidities.

 

Job Duties:

• Conduct several behavioral experiments in rodents (e.g., pain-like behaviors, cognitive functions) by applying knowledge on biochemistry and cell biology to analyze results of experiments
• Test the analgesic efficacy and safety of several compounds
• Evaluate the therapeutic mechanism of action using behavioral, biochemical, and pharmacological assays
• Ensure compliance with ethical guidelines in conducting research, especially when dealing with hazardous materials and/or biological samples
• Assist with lab management duties such as maintaining and troubleshooting lab equipment and ensuring lab safety protocols are followed
• Prepare reports and papers for publication in refereed journals
• Participate in departmental activities and contribute to academic and scientific discussions

 

Required Education: Doctoral degree from an accredited University (based on funding restrictions degree may need to have been conferred within a set period of time previous to assuming position).

 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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