This position is for a PostDoctoral Researcher investigating the interactions between stress, drug abuse and motivation.
This PostDoc will be responsible for managing independent research projects and trainees within the Saddoris Lab, including rodent behavioral assays, surgical treatments (implantations of in vivo recording and self-
administration apparatus, as well as vector infusions), recording and interpret large data sets related to in vivo electrophysiology, voltammetry, and fluorescent imaging (e.
g. fiber photometry), and presenting obtained results for both public presentation and written manuscripts.
Who We Are
The mission of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder is to strive for excellence in our research, in our training of graduate students, and in our teaching of undergraduates.
Underlying these goals is a deep commitment to research and teaching that will meaningfully address the betterment of the human condition and prepare our students to be competitive in the modern academic and professional environment.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
PostDoctoral scholar will be responsible for managing independent research projects within the Saddoris Lab. In particular, this scholar will run rodent behavioral assays, administer surgical treatments (implantations of in vivo recording and self-
administration apparatus, as well as vector infusions), record and interpret large data sets related to in vivo electrophysiology, voltammetry, and fluorescent imaging (e.
g. fiber photometry), and presenting obtained results for both public presentation and written manuscripts. While this position is funded by an NIH grant, it is expected that this researcher will actively pursue external funding to support additional independent research projects as part of their career development.
Finally, this position is designed to be highly collaborative and will necessitate coordination with Saddoris Lab members as well as researchers contributing approaches from participating labs.
As such, this researcher will maintain several related projects, managing collaborators and trainees, in order to develop convergent evidence for their research program.
What We Can Offer
Anticipated Starting Salary is $52,000, commensurate with skills and experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.
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What You Will Need
Ideally, these assays will include immediate early gene activation (e.g., c-fos), pharmacological identification and manipulation of neural signals (e.
g., BDNF), and mapping how these signals are embedded within identified anatomical circuits (e.g., combinatorial approaches with anatomical tracers and functional signaling).
What We Would Like You To Have
To apply, please submit the following materials :
This position will remain open until filled.
Note : Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.