Post Doctoral Scholar

Job description

Job Title:

Post Doctoral Scholar

Requisition Number:

DU07602

Department Name:

7H100:Department of Neuroscience

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

Salary Range:

$47,484-$48,216 annually, depending on experience

Type of Position:

Student

Position Time Status :

Full-Time

Required Education:

PhD, MD or equivalent

Required Related Experience:

0-3 years

Required License/Registration/Certification:

n/a

Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods of time

Shift:

Monday-Friday 8a-5p,
Some weekends required

Job Summary:

Ortinski lab focuses on neurophysiology of substance use disorders at single cell and cell network levels. Among the heavily utilized approaches are slice electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging, and operant conditioning in the rat. The position is for one of three projects: 1) astroglial signaling and neural response to cocaine; 2) reward seeking and intrinsic conductances in the nucleus accumbens; 3) neurophysiology of behavioral escalation of fentanyl seeking.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

- Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field
- First/corresponding author publications in international peer-reviewed journals
- Strong laboratory, analytical, and writing skills
- English fluency
- Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field
- First/corresponding author publications in international peer-reviewed journals
- Strong laboratory, analytical, and writing skills
- English fluency
- Knowledge of Matlab or other programming environments is a plus
The ideal candidate will be a creative, energetic, self-motivated individual who shows evidence of initiative in pursuing independent research, detail-oriented attitude, and willingness to mentor junior lab members. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in rodent surgeries, patch-clamping, in-vivo Ca2+ imaging, and optogenetics. Other candidates with a genuine interest in neuroglial interactions, neuronal networks and neural bases of behavior are encouraged to apply.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :

No

Preferred Education/Experience:

PhD

Deadline to Apply:

04/30/2021

University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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