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Post-doctoral position in Bethesda, Maryland/USA

19 April 2019

Post-doctoral position in Bethesda, Maryland/USA

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Bethesda, Maryland/USA


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Section on Behavioral Neuroscience, headed by Dr. Yogita Chudasama.

A Post-Doctoral position is available for a recently graduated student who is highly motivated and interested in the functional and anatomical organization of septohippocampal circuits in rodents and marmosets. Studies will include: 1) the precise characterization of circuit neuroanatomy using viruses, 2) the careful measurement of the abnormal development of cognitive and social behaviors, and 3) temporary in vivo interference of selective pathways using cell-type specific suppression or stimulation using genetically encoded agents. Our goal is to link systems-level circuitry to behavior, cognition and emotion.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. (within 5 years) in the field of behavioral neuroscience or a related discipline, and experience in the general area of physiological psychology, neurobiology, or psychopharmacology. Experience in animal models, behavioral testing, viral vectors, histology and microscopy is desired. Experience in neuroanatomy, behavioral pharmacology, and stereotaxic surgery is an advantage, but not necessary. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and bring a strong desire to prepare manuscripts, as well as mentor technicians and students.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae including publication list, a one-page summary of research interests, and names and contact details of three referees to Mr. Scott Stavrou c/o Dr. Yogita Chudasama by email []. The National Institutes of Health is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contract length:
5 years Maximum
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Section on Behavioral Neuroscience

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Scott Stavrou
35A/Convent Dr. Bldg 35A/Rm. 2E461

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