Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position on a new 5-year NIH funded project to study sex differences associated with drug relapse. The emphasis is on delineating the role of brain derived extracellular vesicles (BDEs) using preclinical addiction models and further characterizing their role in brain dysfunction. In addition, the successful candidate will also study these BDEs in regulating key mechanisms at the synapse using in vitro approaches. Several highthroughput ‘omics’ approaches will also be applied. The successful candidate will work in a small, but growing lab of an early-career Principal Investigator and will receive significant mentoring in manuscript/grant writing including training junior trainees.
PhD in Biological Sciences. However, preference will be given to candidates with Pre/Postdoctoral research experience in neuroscience, psychology, pharmacology and physiology. **Current graduate students in their final year will also be considered but should be able to obtain the degree prior to the anticipated start date of January 15, 2019 **
Candidate should be well experienced in handling rodents including stereotactic surgery. Additional expertise in self-administration, behavioral techniques will be considered a plus and are encouraged.
Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Graphpad Prism, and Microsoft Office is essential.
Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to work independently and in a group setting is expected.
Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 2018-391
About University of Nebraska Medical Center
UNMC is a premier academic medical center located in Omaha, NE with newly built research and clinical space. Total campus research space is approximately 1 million square feet. Active training programs exist in basic and clinical sciences. In addition, busy pain management, critical care, ECMO, echocardiography, and cardiovascular surgery programs exist at UNMC, providing outstanding resources for clinical and translational research. Under the leadership of its Chairman, Steven J. Lisco, MD, FCCM, FCCP, the department has grown tremendously and is currently ranked 45th in NIH research awards among anesthesiology departments in the United States. The Department has a highly dedicated faculty, including junior, mid-career, and senior members with a diverse mix of clinical, research and educational interests. It is well positioned to expand research on an already solid base.