This is a full-time research job position. Applicants should possess a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree from the field of neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, or other related basic medical science. Candidates are expected to have knowledge, experience, and skill in one or more of the following studies: electrophysiology (patch-clamp recording), rodent drug self-administration (or other behavioral studies), or biochemistry/molecular biology/immunohistochemistry (IHC).
Research will focus on assessing the neuropathophysiolog induced by cocaine/methamphetamine abuse, and/or associated with neurodegenerative diseases (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, AD, and neuroHIV), with or without aging. Transgenic mouse or rat models of AD, as well as a non-infectious rat model of neuroHIV (that express viral proteins, but not HIV-1), will be used in combination of drug abuse in these studies.
With the supervisor’s guidance, a qualified candidate needs to be capable and expected to (1) independently conduct research in at least one the related areas described above; (2) perform experimental design, data collection, and statistical analysis of data; (3) find, report and solve research-related problems; and (4) communicate with colleagues in English (i.e., oral reporting for discussion of outcomes, writing for constructing scientific manuscripts, and presenting new data at scientific meetings). Previous postdoc training is not required. Applicants with a Master of Science (MS) degree and at least one year of experience in performing patch-clamp recording, rodent drug self-administration, or IHC are also encouraged to apply.