Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Delevich Lab
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Systems Neuroscience laboratory of Dr. Kristen Delevich, in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA. Successful candidates will implement a multidisciplinary approach in mice to investigate the adolescent maturation of corticostriatal circuits and their relation to top-down control of goal-directed behavior. Candidates with experience in slice electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging (fiber photometry and/or miniaturized microscopes), and rodent behavior will be given priority.
The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience is an academic unit in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study substance abuse, ingestive behavior, stress, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Postdocs can compete for both intramural and external research grants. In addition to postdoctoral training, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience. 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.
Tenure Track (Faculty only): No
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. FTE:100%
Position Term in months: 12
Required Qualifications: PhD degree in Neuroscience or related field.
Experience in slice electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging (fiber photometry and/or miniaturized microscopes), and rodent behavior.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English, a demonstrated record of accomplishments, and less than 5 years of research experience since receipt of the doctoral degree.
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163
Department: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Background Check: This position has been designated to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: April 1, 2021 Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are to submit a single document to include a 1)Curriculum vitae; 2) Cover letter stating their research interests and fit for the position; and 3) Contact information for three (3) references. For questions on the application process contact Becky Morton email@example.com . For scientific questions, contact Dr. Kristen Delevich at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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