The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
August 11, 2018
Salary conforms to NIH standar
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Department of Neural & Behavioral Sciences is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral scholar to participate in basic science, translational research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The project investigates the effects of diet-induced obesity and bariatric surgery on behavioral and neural outcomes in a rat model of spinal cord injury.
The position is available starting on January 1st, 2019 and initially for 1 year with potential for renewal. Salary conforms to NIH standards.
Eligible candidates should submit a CV including 3 professional references, a brief statement of research and career plan, publication listing, interests and skills to the job posting at Penn State College of Medicine website: https://psu.jobs/job/80768
Successful applicant must have PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience or related discipline and hands-on experience with in vivo neuronal recording techniques (e.g., extracellular electrophysiological recording, optogenetics, or optical imaging). Prior experience with rodent behavior and surgery is preferred. Candidates should be proficient in spoken and written English, efficient and self-motivated, and work well in a team environment.
Internal Number: 80768
About The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
Located in Hershey, part of a thriving metropolitan area in central Pennsylvania, Penn State College of Medicine is a major research university dedicated to advancing medical and scientific knowledge.
Research is a key component of our mission, and we focus on four core areas: basic science, translation, clinical and wellness research.
Penn State College of Medicine is part of an academic medical center group that also includes:
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the flagship hospital, a 551-bed, tertiary-care facility that serves central Pennsylvania;
Penn State Children's Hospital, the only Level I pediatric trauma center between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh; and
Penn State Medical Group, the academic physician practice and associated outpatient practice sites of our group.
Penn State College of Medicine has nationally recognized investigators advancing the understanding of health sciences across a broad continuum of research types:
Basic: Investigative research that advances our scientific understanding of issues affecting health
Clinical: Medical research directly involving patients that seeks to better understand and manage... human illnesses
Translational: Research that applies the discoveries made by basic research investigators to studies with patients or to best practices in the practice of medicine
Health Services: Research that examines the health care system and access to care, and the effect that care has on patients
The postdoctoral program at Penn State College of Medicine is designed to support the training and education of postdoctoral scholars and fellows, to promote postdoctoral research accomplishments across the University, and to foster a sense of community among our scholars. Our Office of Postdoctoral Affairs helps meet all these goals through a variety of resources, workshops and programs.
The Hershey campus is a part of Penn State, which has 450 postdoctoral scholars and fellows university-wide. Approximately 70 postdoctoral scholars and fellows do their work at the Hershey campus.