Two postdoctoral scholar positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Nixon at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research. Novel neuroscience, pharmacological, biochemical and behavioral tools are used to examine the interaction of glia and/or neural stem cells in mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroplasticity and recovery in rodent models of alcohol use disorders. One position will focus on the role of microglia in the development of addiction-relevant behaviors during adolescence. That individual should have interests/expertise related to glia, macrophage biology, neuroinflammation, and/or adolescent brain development. The other position will focus on the role of adult neural stem cells and adult neurogenesis in recovery from alcohol use disorders. That individual should have interest/expertise in stem cell biology, neurogenesis, plasticity, neurodegeneration and/or regeneration. We seek exceptional, hard-working individuals with initiative, motivation, and strong technical/laboratory skills to join our energetic team.
Ideal candidates will have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 3 years in neuroscience, biological psychology, neuropharmacology or related field, high quality first author publications and demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: animal models of neurodegeneration or substance abuse; immunohistochemistry, microscopy, flow cytometry, cell culture, glia isolation, viral vectors, PCR, Western Blots, ELISAs or rodent behavioral assays. Stereotaxic microinjection or experience with transgenics a plus.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Internal Number: 18-09-17-01-0712
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The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules). Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. UT Austin is a tobacco-free campus.