This is a full-time research job position. Applicants should possess a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree from neuroscience, pharmacology, or other biomedical science-related research field. Candidates need to have experience and skill in one or more of the following studies: electrophysiology (patch-clamp recording), rodent drug self-administration (or other behavioral studies), immunohistochemistry (IHC), or molecular biology.
Research focuses on defining the mechanism(s) that underlies the neuropathogenesis of the comorbidity of drug abuse and neuroHIV, especially during aging (a non-infectious animal model that express viral proteins, but not reproducible HIV-1, will be used for study).
With the supervisor’s guidance, a qualified candidate needs to be capable and is expected to (1) independently conduct research in at least one the related areas described above; (2) perform experimental design, data collection, and statistical analysis of data; (3) promptly report and solve research-related problems; and (4) communicate with colleagues in English (i.e., oral reporting for discussion of outcomes, writing for constructing scientific manuscripts, and presenting new data at scientific meetings). Previous postdoc training is not required. Applicants with a Master of Science (MS) degree and at least one year of experience in performing patch-clamp recording, rodent drug self-administration, or IHC are also encouraged to apply.