The NIAAA-funded Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics (CARE) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (https://www.psych.uic.edu/research/alcohol-research-center) is pleased to announce the availability of up to four postdoctoral positions for appointment to our institutional T32 alcohol training grant.T32 faculty use state-of-the art genomic and epigenomic approaches, circuit- and cell-type specific manipulations, ex vivo electrophysiology, neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, chemo- and optogenetics, epigenetic editing ( CRISPR approach) and in vivo calcium imaging to investigate the effects of acute and chronic ethanol exposure during both adolescence and adulthood on neuroimmune function, chromatin remodeling, structural and synaptic plasticity, and behavior. Trainees will be integrated with UIC’s Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics (CARE). As such, they will be afforded the opportunity to interact extensively with a team of basic science and clinical researchers. This rich scientific environment provides an excellent training ground for young investigators. Numerous opportunities exist for scientific discourse and networking with world-renowned scientists within and outside of UIC. These include weekly seminars and journal clubs as well as the CARE Annual Retreat, and the annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum. Appointment to the T32 will include an annual stipend in agreement with NIH minimum salary for postdoctoral fellows, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds. Fellows will be given the opportunity to work in the laboratories of Drs. Subhash Pandey, Amy Lasek, Mark Brodie, Elizabeth Glover, as well as several other labs located at UIC.
Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, physiology or a related field and must be eligible for appointment to an NIH supported training grant (i.e., U.S. citizen or permanent resident). Competitive applicants will have a strong track record of productivity and commitment to a career in alcohol research. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Interested individuals should send a brief letter describing research interests, laboratory of interest, and career goals with a copy of their CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Subhash Pandey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Additionally, UIC is a proud member of the Illinois Hires Heroes Consortium. We recognize that the skills learned during military service are transferrable and highly relevant to a career with our University and welcome our nations veterans to apply. Lastly, the University provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Additional Salary Information: NIH scale
Internal Number: T32
About Alcohol Research Center - University of Illinois at Chicago
Located at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the NIH-NIAAA funded Chicago Alcohol Research Center entitled the “Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics” (CARE) studies the epigenetic changes that are operative in the regulation of neurocircuitry function during the pathogenesis of alcoholism. The primary focus of CARE, under the direction of Dr. Subhash Pandey, is to investigate how different epigenetic mechanisms contribute to changes in specific target genes at the genome-wide level associated with adaptations in the reward and stress systems in the brain during alcoholism using clinical and preclinical models.