Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Job description

Posting Number:

PG190299PD

Position Number:

00103565

Position Type:

Post Doc

FLSA:

Exempt

Department ID:

170701 - Chemistry

Department:

170701 - Chemistry

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University invites outstanding applications for an NIH funded, full time, 12-month Postdoctoral Research Associate position (with a possibility of renewal) under the direction of Dr. Leslie Sombers. The successful candidate(s) will become part of an internationally recognized and multidisciplinary community that spans Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering.

The broad objective of the project is to investigate and quantify endogenous opioid neuropeptides and catecholamines in live brain tissue using background-subtracted fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, microdialysis, and HPLC-MS. The project(s) will integrate multidisciplinary approaches including electrochemistry, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation, and behavioral analyses.

Specific Job Duties will include:
Data collection and analysis, scientific writing

Specific Training Activities will include:
Grant writing, publications, conferences

A successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
•PhD in Neuroscience, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or related field, with a track record of productivity and innovation
•Solid background and experience in neuroscience with experience in animal behavioral research and optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulations. Microdialysis sampling, electrochemistry, or electrophysiology experience would be an advantage.
•Creative thinking skills and solid command of neuroscience literature
•Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills

The laboratory is located in the Research Triangle area, which includes Raleigh and NC State. It is a wonderful place to live, providing not just a high quality of life, but many important academic and industrial contacts for future employment.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Work Schedule:

Varies based on research project

Department Required Skills:

PhD in Neuroscience, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or related field, with a track record of productivity and innovation
•Solid background and experience in neuroscience with experience in animal behavioral research and optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulations. Microdialysis sampling, electrochemistry, or electrophysiology experience would be an advantage.
•Creative thinking skills and solid command of neuroscience literature
•Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

N/A

Required License or Certification:

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required?:

No

Commercial Driver's License Required?:

No

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$50,000

Job Open Date:

11/11/2020

Quick Link:

http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/137502

AA/EOE:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/12/2020
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