Postdoctoral position to study alcohol interactions with neuroinflammation across the lifespanin the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, at Binghamton University-SUNY (Binghamton, NY).
A Post-doctoral Research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Terrence Deak to investigate the mechanisms by which alcohol-dependent neuroinflammation during early development and late aging contribute to negative affective states (stress, anxiety) and long-lasting effects of alcohol on glial-neuronal interactions. Expertise in advanced neuroanatomical procedures (stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, image analysis, etc); molecular approaches toward understanding the neurobiology of aging; slice electrophysiology; and/or circuit-level regulation of behavioral processes are particularly desirable. The successful candidate should be highly motivated to submit independent career grants (F, K awards), demonstrate unquestionable scientific integrity, and be able to work productively in a collaborative and diverse group. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must. More information regarding Dr. Deak’s laboratory and ongoing projects can be found on the lab website at: https://sites.google.com/a/binghamton.edu/deak-lab/home
This postdoctoral position will offer standard NIH salary levels and employee benefits from The Research Foundation at Binghamton University-SUNY. Eligible candidates have the possibility of being appointed to an NIH-funded T32 training grant and becoming affiliate members of the Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC), a P50 Center funded by NIAAA and located at Binghamton University. Appointment to the T32 training grant requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. More information on the DEARC and T32 is available at: https://www.binghamton.edu/dearc/
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references through the following website: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=105449&type=7. All other inquiries should be directed to Dr. Terrence Deak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as received. The position is available to begin immediately, though start date for the successful candidate is negotiable. Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Ph.D. in neuroscience or related discipline required. Since this is a post-doctoral position, a recently completed a PhD preferably with 0-3 years of experience post PhD.
The successful applicant is expected to meet the following requirements:
Must have significant training and/or experience in aging research, stress physiology, neuroimmunology, and/or behavioral studies using rodent models.
Must have vast experience in small animal procedures common to neuroscience; wet lab skills for the biochemical detection of proteins, transmitters, and other signaling hormones/factors.
Demonstrated experience and success in writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and exposure to grant-writing processes at the federal level.
Must demonstrate clear and critical thinking, the ability to plan high quality, original research, and to interact with other members of the lab/department in both a collegial and mentoring capacity.
Additional Salary Information: Will follow NIH guidelines for post doc salaries
Internal Number: JOBID=105449
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