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Post-doctoral position in Birmingham/USA

07 August 2019

Post-doctoral position in Birmingham/USA

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The Niwa laboratory ( in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking a creative and motivated postdoctoral fellow.

We aim to investigate how psychosocial stress affects parenting, emotional, motivational, and social behaviors via altered neuronal function and connectivity in brain. By combining mouse behavioral assays, in vivo recording of neuronal activities with a miniature epifluorescence microscope in freely-behaving mice, optogenetic/chemogenetic modulation of neuronal activities, neural circuit tracing, and epigenetic/gene expression analysis, we plan to unravel the underlying mechanisms from the molecular and cellular to the circuitry and behavioral levels.

1) Candidates must have a doctoral level degree (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) in neurobiology, neuroscience, neuropsychophrmacology, biomedical engineering, system biology, molecular biology, or a related field.
2) Preferences will be given to creative and motivated candidates with experience in rodent behavioral assessments, optogenetics, electrophysiological and/or in vivo imaging methods, but highly motivated candidates with alternate experience are also encouraged to apply.
3) The ideal postdoctoral candidate will be dedicated to basic research with strong analytical and communication skills. The fellow is expected to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the laboratory.
Start date: August 2019 and later.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with the UAB guideline for Postdoctoral researchers.
Application process:
Interested individuals should contact Minae Niwa ( directly and provide the following documents in sequence in one PDF:
1) Curriculum vitae.
2) A brief summary of past and future research interests, and career goals.
3) Contact information for at least two references.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

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Minae Niwa
1720 7th Ave S, SC743, AL 35233, USA

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