A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at TTUHSC, Lubbock, Texas, for a highly-motivated scientist to study mechanisms of neuroplasticity in pain and related neuropsychiatric disorders.
The selected candidate will join a growing research program focused on systems, synaptic and cellular mechanisms of maladaptive brain plasticity in pain and related neuropsychiatric disorders such as alcohol abuse disorders and epilepsy. The postdoctoral position provides an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary collaborations and multidisciplinary training using a variety of electrophysiological techniques, multiphoton imaging, optogenetics, gene transfer strategies, and behavioral assays. Effective mentoring provides an excellent work environment.
Applicants must have a PhD (in an area relevant to the project) and/or MD degree, and will be expected to contribute actively and effectively to ongoing neuroscience research programs centered on limbic brain functions and dysfunctions with the opportunity to develop their own project. Documented expertise in electrophysiology and/or optical imaging/recording techniques is required and experience with behavioral assays is expected. First author publications in peer reviewed journals and knowledge of the neuroscience literature are required. Strong writing and communication skills and an ability to work independently are essential.
The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is based in the School of Medicine at TTUHSC, which is an autonomous university adjacent to Texas Tech University with an excellent infrastructure that includes core facilities for state-of-the-art imaging and molecular biology as well as a neurophysiology core in the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics.
Lubbock is a city of over 250,000 on the South Plains of West Texas, with a family-friendly atmosphere, good schools, and a national ranking for a low cost of living and short average commute.
Applications should be submitted online to job requisition number 9494BR and include a curriculum vitae, summary of research experience and expertise, brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information of at least three references.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Volker Neugebauer, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience. For questions regarding the online application process please call Human Resources Recruiting, 806-743-2865.