NIH/NIDA-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Pavel Ortinski at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine Neuroscience Department in Lexington, KY. Our lab investigates neurophysiological mechanisms of behavioral plasticity in substance use disorders at single cell and network levels. The position is for a project focused on active role of astroglia as modulators of synaptic and local circuit responses to cocaine self-administration in rodents. Among approaches heavily utilized in the lab are slice electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging, and behavioral analyses (PMID: 29712779; 29114105; 23719812; 22492030; 22414814; 20418874). Expected start date is January-June 2019.
- Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field
- At least one first-author paper in an international peer-reviewed journal
- Strong laboratory, analytical, and communication skills
- Fluency in English
- Experience with computational/modeling approaches, knowledge of Matlab or computer programming is a plus
The ideal candidate will be a creative, energetic, highly motivated individual with an ability to take initiative in shaping an independent research program and willingness to mentor junior lab members. Candidates with a genuine interest in neuronal networks and neuroglial interactions are highly encouraged to apply.
The UK in Lexington hosts a multi-disciplinary community of neuroscience researchers. UK is distinguished by a historically strong focus on substance use research spanning the range from basic science to drug development to clinical studies of substance use therapies. UK provides access to state-of-the-art facilities and a supportive, collegial environment for career and professional development. Lexington area offers multiple cultural, dining, and entertainment options to suit diverse life-style choices.
The UK does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.
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Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with NIH guidance on postdoctoral stipends:
Internal Number: 10312018
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