An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Nixon at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology. Novel neuroscience, pharmacological, and behavioral approaches are used to examine the role of adult neural stem cells / adult neurogenesis in neurodegeneration and recovery in rodent models of alcohol use disorders (alcoholism). We seek an exceptional individual with initiative, motivation, and strong laboratory skills to join our energetic team. If you are interested in stem cell biology, neurogenesis, plasticity, neurodegeneration and/or regeneration in rodent models of psychiatric or neurological disease, this is a great fit. We encourage applications from behavior-heavy labs looking to gain more traditional wet lab techniques. The Nixon Lab has recently relocated to UT Austin and is affiliated with the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research and Institute for Neuroscience.
Ideal candidates will have a recently obtained Ph.D. in neuroscience (within 3 years of degree), biological psychology, neuropharmacology or related field, and a strong track record of productivity evidenced by high quality publications and presentations. Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following necessary: animal models of neurological or psychiatric disease, especially models of alcohol or drug use and abuse; immunohistochemistry, microscopy, viral vectors, PCR, Western Blots, ELISA or rodent behavior. Stereotaxic microinjection or experience with transgenics a plus.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, send a statement of interest and career goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org or apply through UTJobs at link below.
Internal Number: R_00002284
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