This is a full-time research job position. Applicants should possess a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree from the field of neuroscience, pharmacology, or biomedical science research related. Candidates are expected to have knowledge, 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 biochemistry/molecular biology.
Research focuses on elucidating the mechanism(s) that underlies the neuropathogenesis of drug abuse and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., neuroHIV and Alzheimer’s disease, AD), with or without aging. A non-infectious rat model of neuroHIV (that express viral proteins, but not HIV-1); as well as a transgenic mouse model of AD, will be used in combination of drug abuse in such studies.
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.