Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Posting Number: S03224P
Department: Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis: Monthly
Position Status: Regular full-time
This is Neurobiology experimental work in the basic science of chronic bladder pain. The Department of Neuroscience and Center for Advanced Pain Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) is soliciting applications for a full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow (Research Associate) with specific training in brain slice electrophysiology as well as additional optional experience in behavior, optogenetics, and physiology. We are interested in studying the physiology that drives brain lateralization in pain. The laboratory combines a variety of state-of-the-art approaches to investigate complex system level questions related to the integration of pain and stress in mice and the application of those findings in human studies. Work primarily makes use of neurobiological, physiological, and molecular techniques including but not limited to slice electrophysiology, mouse behavior (depression, anxiety, pain, cognitive), immunoblotting, molecular cloning, DNA gel electrophoresis, cell culturing, and fluorescence microscopy. Experience with slice electrophysiology is required. Assignments and work evaluation will be received from the professor/grant administrator (Principal Investigator), Dr. Benedict Kolber (www.kolberlab.com). Additional guidance is provided through University regulations for environmental safety. Supervision and monitoring may be exercised over students and staff working in the laboratory. *Position will be renewed on an annual basis.
Ph.D in a related field.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Work requires a Doctoral degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, biology, physiology or equivalent field and previous related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the essential job functions. This may include but is not limited to: knowledge of basic and advanced laboratory techniques; ability to develop experimental procedures and to report results accurately; ability to keep inventory of materials and equipment, requisition supplies, and maintain purchasing documentation; ability to use laboratory materials and equipment properly so as to assure validity of results and preserve a safe working environment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students; and knowledge of computer applications used to record, analyze, and report findings.
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