Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description

Job no: 498360
Department: Engineering & Computing College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Summary:

The McMurray Lab at Miami University is searching for a Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to their ongoing behavioral neuroscience research. This position is to support our animal (rat) research on the immediate and lasting neurocognitive effects of psychedelics (including psilocybin). This research will rely on a variety of behavioral and systems-level neuroscience methods, including operant and non-operant behavioral tests, molecular/histological, chemogenetic, and in vivo electrophysiology and fiber photometry methods.
This position is funded through a sponsored research agreement between Miami University and PsyBio Therapeutics, Inc. ( and will be for a 1-year term, with the option for renewal contingent on performance.

The McMurray Lab is a relatively small, but growing lab in the Department of Psychology. Miami University is a top ranked liberal arts college located in Oxford, OH. It provides a desirable pace of life suitable for people with families, a very low cost of living, a moderate year-round climate, and many cultural and recreational opportunities.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Works independently or as part of a team to design, implement, and disseminate research aligned with the program’s research agenda. Participates in the development and submission of proposals for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements. Expected to serve as first author on reports and publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD (by date of appointment) in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or related areas; experience in animal handling, drug administration, and surgery; familiarity with a range of immunohistochemistry techniques. Applicant must have strong organizational capability and experience with data analysis and presentation.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with experience with animal behavioral assessment (both operant and non-operant) and in vivo assessment of neurophysiology (electrophysiology or photometry). Individuals with existing expertise and interest in behavioral neuroscience, pharmacology, and analysis of brain circuits & pathways.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. McMurray, at [email protected]

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 26 Feb 2021 Eastern Standard Time




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Job No:
Posted: 2/27/2021
Application Due: 4/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time