Postdoctoral position at Veterans Medical Research Foundation (VMRF)
UCSD/VA San Diego
March 21, 2018
San Diego, California
45000.00 - 47000.00
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Postdoctoral Position: To study Maladaptive plasticity in the prefrontal cortex in alcohol dependence in the laboratory of Dr. Chitra Mandyam (email@example.com)
We seek applications from new graduates interested in postdoctoral training in alcohol research for VMRF, to be conducted at UCSD/VA San Diego in San Diego, California. The candidate will participate in federally-funded research involving state-of-the-art techniques to study the role of oligodendrocytes and endothelial cells in regulating functional plasticity of pyramidal neurons in the prefrontal cortex in alcohol dependent rats. Research emphasis is on non neuronal cells and will involve rat model of chronic alcohol experience. Multi-disciplinary approaches include, but are not limited to behavioral assessments (operant training and learning and memory measures), genetic approaches including stereotaxic injections of tracers, viruses and DREADDs in wild-type and transgenic rats, and electrophysiological assessments of functional plasticity.
Candidates should have a PhD and be highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive scientists A track record of first-author research papers published in peer-reviewed journals, is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required as well as an interest in or prior experience in animal work. Experience in conducting rat behavioral studies, stereotatic surgery, or biochemical assays is welcome. In addition to hands-on conduct of experiments, duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, and supervision of research assistants.
Candidates should send a cover letter including a summary of research interests, along with curriculum vitae and 3 references to: Alexis Gackstetter, VMRF, HR Recruiter firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: benefits eligible
Internal Number: 123456
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