Postdoctoral Position - Brain Imaging in Freely Moving Animals (Microendoscopy)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
September 2, 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Starting at 47476.00
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
POSTDOCTORALFELLOWPOSITION: is available immediately at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) to study how neural circuits shape behavior in the context of HIV Tat and cannabinoids. The laboratory uses cellular, molecular and behavioral biology in combination with live cell imaging and electrophysiology to understand the neuroprotective effects of endocannabinoids in neuro-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (neuroAIDS). Currently we are seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. to conduct research in in vivo imaging, specifically endoscopic calcium imaging of neurons in freely moving mice. Experience in endoscopic imaging would be ideal but it is not a requirement. Candidates who have a strong/good background in stereotaxic injections/surgery, virus injections, optogenetics, immunohistochemistry, and/or behavioral conditioning are preferred. Experiences with data analyses should be discussed in the research statement. Training can/will be provided for a range of cell culture models as well as in vitro live cell imaging. In addition, the postdoctoral scholar will be mentored to facilitate their transition to an independent research career through the development of writing (papers, grants) and presentation skills and through national and international collaborations.
Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree or MD from an accredited doctoral program before starting the postdoctoral position and have no more than 2 years of current postdoctoral experience.
Additional Salary Information: $47,476 - $48,216
Internal Number: 08302016
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