The Morikawa lab in the Department of Neuroscience at University of Texas, Austin is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to study the neurobiological basis of reward learning and addictive disorders. This position is available immediately.
Techniques used in the lab include brain slice electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and UV photolysis of caged compounds, as well as rodent behavioral analyses, brain stereotaxic surgery for injection of drugs and viral vectors, optogenetic and chemogenetic stimulation of specific neurons, and microdialysis measurement of dopamine and norepinephrine levels.
Previous experience in brain slice electrophysiology, calcium imaging, or stereotaxic procedures in rodent brain is desirable:
The candidate should have a PhD or MD. Initial appointment will be 2 years with a possibility of extension (up to 5 years). Salary will be based on NIH scale.
To apply, please send CV, brief statement of research interest and names of 2-3 references to:
Hitoshi Morikawa, MD/PhD
Department of Neuroscience & Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research
University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.
The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin offers world-class research programs and is committed to excellence in education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is comprised of 30 multi-disciplinary faculty members who, along with approximately 45 additional inter-departmental and inter-college faculty members in the Institute for Neuroscience, represent the core of neuroscience research at UT Austin. We have nationally prominent programs in the neurobiology of learning and memory, addiction, brain trauma, mental health, and epilepsy.