A postdoctoral position is available in the Reissner lab in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at UNC-CH to study drug-induced adaptations in glutamate-mediated currents and synaptic plasticity in neurons and astrocytes within the reward circuitry following cocaine self-administration. Projects will generally focus on (i) adaptations in neuron-astrocyte communication following chronic cocaine self-administration, and (ii) how drug-induced changes in astroglial physiology influence measures of neuronal strength and plasticity.
The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience is a part of a vibrant and active neuroscience community at UNC-CH. The successful applicant will have ready access to all resources available within the department, main campus university, and medical center, which collectively comprise the university-wide neuroscience community.
Proficiency in whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology is required. Previous experience in addiction biology or behavioral neuroscience is not necessary. Opportunity for training in self-administration behavioral models and in the neurobiology of addiction is available. Collegial demeanor and enthusiasm for research discovery is required. Visit www.reissnerlab.org to learn more about our team.
Some experience in slice electrophysiology is required, ideally whole cell.
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