Full-time Posted data:
306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Appleyard/Wayman Laboratory
Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
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Summary of Duties:
The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a National Institute of Health-funded research program. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work to understand the mechanisms of neurotrophic factors, such as leptin, and their effects on synaptic function and development, and who have demonstrated expertise in cellular/molecular neuroscience and proficiency in, or interest in learning electrophysiological techniques.
The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (http://ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu/) is an academic unit of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (https://wsu.edu/). International neuroscience faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study synaptic function, development, ingestive behavior, stress, substance abuse, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Furthermore, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience, in addition to postdoctoral training. The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment.
Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to innumerable outdoor recreation opportunities. It has received accolades for highest quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation (http://www.pullman-wa.gov/about-pullman/awards-and-recognitions).
Tenure Track: No
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience.
Position Term in months: 12
Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or in another relevant field (e.g., physiology, biology).
Evidence of strong background, experience and research productivity in the biomedical sciences with preference to the neurosciences.
Excellent writing skills.
An Interest in cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying control of synaptic function and development, with an emphasis in the role of neurotrophic factors, such as leptin.
Experience in patch clamp electrophysiology, molecular techniques, pharmacology and use of mouse models.
Area/College: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department Name: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Department Link: ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163-7620
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on September 30, 2022. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: Screening of applications will begin August 15, 2021, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter stating interest and skills. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
2) Cover letter
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