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Postdoctoral position in oral sensory neurobiology

Employer
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Location
Louisville, Kentucky
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 5, 2024

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher (or Senior Scientist) to join our oral sensory research team at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Robin Krimm. The successful candidate will contribute to understanding the morphology, function, plasticity, and connectivity in genetically defined oral sensory neurons (both taste and somatosensory). To accomplish this goal, we will utilize a combination of genetic, anatomical, and functional approaches in mice. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a skilled scientist to advance their career in neuroscience research, to make significant contributions to the oral sensory field, and to develop their own research niche. This position will include an individualized training plan designed toward developing scientific independence.

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related field.
  • Some surgical experience would be useful.
  • Background in calcium imaging, two-photon and confocal microscopy is preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a research team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific productivity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and collaborative research environment at the University of Louisville, which provides state-of-the-art facilities and resources for neuroscience research. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a team of experienced researchers, offering a supportive and stimulating work atmosphere that fosters professional growth and scientific excellence.

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Statement:  Our department (Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology) and our laboratory are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment. Our laboratory is committed to contributing to the diversity of the next generation of scientists. UofL has distinguished itself in its commitment to diversity, ranked #1 nationally for serving African American students by the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center, #1 by three national groups for being LGBTQ-friendly, and 12th nationally for community engagement. To find out more about UofL's inclusion efforts, see: http://louisville.edu/diversity

City of Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky is the 29th largest city in the nation and offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and cosmopolitan advantages. The city has a thriving arts and sports community, world-class health facilities, nationally recognized schools, a scenic waterfront, superb restaurants, and a quality of life that is the envy of many larger metropolitan centers.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit the following documents as a single PDF file:  A cover letter describing your research interests and relevant experience. A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with a list of publications. Contact information for three references. Please email your application to Dr. Robin Krimm (rfkrim01@louisivlle.edu)  with the subject line "Postdoc Application." 

Feel free to contact me to ask additional questions before applying.

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