85% Research Duties: The postdoctoral fello will design, conduct, and analyze research studies related to the neural and behavioral processes underlying reward-motivated behavior and their role in neuropsychiatric disease, and write up the results for publication, in consultation with the principal investigator. Within the first year, the postdoctoral fellow will submit an application for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The postdoctoral fellow will present their research findings at national or international conferences.
15% General laboratory support: Help maintain inventory of common supplies for the laboratory, maintain equipment in working order, sterilize supplies as needed, keep records of protocols and standard operating procedures. Work with staff to ensure compliance with university and federal safety regulations. Assist in the supervision and training of undergraduate and graduate students, and research technicians.
PhD in neuroscience, psychology or a related field
Individuals must have some research experience in a clinical or basic setting
Must be willing to handle/work with rodents
Evidence of scientific accomplishment and expertise in one of the following (and a strong desire to develop additional skills in at least one of these areas):
rodent behavioral models of learning, motivation, or affect
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