Postdoctoral Researcher - 15408BR
The Smith Lab studies the neurocircuitry of social behavior and cognition. We are particularly interested in limbic and cortical systems which promote context-appropriate behaviors and maintain bonds in socially monogamous relationships, utilizing the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster). We study the structural and functional connectivity of neural networks using single channel and multi-channel calcium imaging, viral and fluorescent neuronal tracing, microdialysis optogenetics/chemogenetics, animal behavior, and histological methods in neuroscience.
As we are a behavioral neuroscience lab, we are especially interested in candidates with experience in calcium imaging from populations of neurons in awake behaving animals; however, candidates with a background in engineering, physics, neuroethology, or ethology are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must either have a Ph.D. or be nearing the completion of their doctorate in a relevant field.
This position is limited term with a typical duration of 1-5 years.
10% - Laboratory maintenance and safety: help in the cleaning, organization, and maintenance of the laboratory equipment; maintain breeding colony and colony census; be knowledgeable and up-to-date with laboratory safety protocols and employ them in the course of all work.
10% - Record keeping: keep detailed notes and records pertaining to all research work.
10% - Other duties to include attending and participation in scientific group meetings, departmental seminars, and problem sessions; assist in the mentorship and training of graduate students.
- Doctoral degree conferred at the time of appointment, not to exceed six months from the date of hire.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Review of applications will begin September 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, apply by September 20, 2019.