We are seeking an electrophysiologist and a behavioral scientist who are highly motivated. The successful electrophysiological candidate will have proven proficiency in slice electrophysiology and will study circuit-specific alterations and reversion of striatal glutamatergic transmission in alcohol abuse. Ability to measure glutamatergic plasticity in acute slices using whole-cell patch-clamp recording is desired. The successful behavioral candidate will have trackable records on operant self-administration, in vivo optogenetic stimulation, and/or in vivo fiber photometry measurement. Ability to stereotaxically infuse virus in rats and/or mice is required. Experience with optogenetics, chemogenetics, or immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging is a big plus. The successful applicants are expected to have a recent PhD degree in neuroscience, strong communication skills and writing ability, a record of scientific productivity, and a desire to work independently and cooperatively with a team.
The laboratory is equipped with Zeiss microscope/imaging systems, Axon MultiClamp 700B amplifiers/data acquisition systems, Sutter puller and motorized manipulators, Leica Vibratome, Optogenetic light sources, KOPF stereotaxic infusion system, Coulburn operant self-administration chambers, and PCR machine and workstation. Several common facilities are available within the new building that contains electrophysiological, molecular and behavioral labs.
Interested candidates should send Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of research experience and career goals, and names of three references to Dr. Jun Wang (email@example.com).
Internal Number: Wang201801
About Texas A&M Health Science Center
The Texas A&M Health Science Center is the only health science center in the Texas A&M University system that contains 11 universities. The Bryan-College Station campus of the Health Science Center are located in beautiful towns that are in a short drive to three major Texas cites -- Houston (1.5 hrs), Austin (2 hrs) and Dallas (< 3 hrs). This vicinity provides not only an easy access to big-city life, but also less traffic and cheaper housing. Within this campus, there is a large group of neuroscience laboratories, some of which study drug abuse. The department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics is located in a new building of the Bryan campus, which provides a really nice working environment. The postdoc position is a full-time position with benefits. The benefits available to all staff members are outlined here: http://www.tamus.edu/assets/files/benefits/pdf/GuideBooklet.pdf.