A postdoctoral fellowship available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Marvin Diaz in the Department of Psychology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY. The research program in Dr. Diaz’s lab addresses neuroadaptations resulting from exposure to psychoactive substances, during early development, specifically prenatal alcohol, as causal factors for psychopathology. To query these questions, we utilize a combination of behavior, slice electrophysiology, and molecular (i.e. immunohistochemistry) techniques coupled with optogenetic tools.
Outstanding, highly-motivated candidates with a Ph.D in neuroscience, psychology, or behavioral neuroscience will be considered who are interested in investigating the long-term impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on affective dysfunction and addiction vulnerability. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in slice electrophysiology and/or optogenetics. Strong writing, analytical, and statistical skills are needed for grant-related publications. Candidates must be a legal U.S. resident or citizen.
The successful candidate will join and participate with a highly interactive neuroscience community within the Psychology Department, the NIAAA-funded P50 Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC), and T32 Developmental and Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addiction (DNA2) at Binghamton University.
Please submit a CV, personal statement including research/career goals, and contact for 3 references to Dr. Marvin Diaz, Ph.D (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
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About Binghamton University
My research interests are to understand the neurobiology of development and neuroadaptations resulting from early-life insults, including alcohol, stress, and drugs of abuse.