Dr. Ana Pocivavsek seeks an enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral fellow to conduct preclinical research funded by the NIH.
Project Goals: The aims of our project are designed to investigate the interplay between tryptophan metabolism via the kynurenine pathway, sleep and cognition in rodents.
Experimental work will encompass mainly biochemistry (in vivo microdialysis and HPLC), pharmacology, and behavioral neuroscience (hippocampal-dependent learning and memory tasks, EEG/EMG sleep recordings).
Location: Dr. Pocivavsek’s laboratory is located at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, SC. We are in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience (PPN) and we have a strong record of helping fellows develop successful careers in neuroscience, pharmacology, biological psychiatry and other areas of medical research. Educational activities available to postdoctoral fellows include meeting with visiting senior investigators, journal clubs, grant writing workshops, individualized assistance with career development, and teaching opportunities to undergraduate, graduate and medical students.
How to apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and C.V. to Dr. Ana Pocivavsek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in neuroscience or basic science relevant to the fellowship goal. Experience working in vivo with rats or mice, including behavioral or microdialysis studies, is preferred, but not required.
Internal Number: USC postdoc
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Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience
University of South Carolina School of Medicine