[Post doc] UT El Paso: Behavioral endophenotypes for substance use disorder

  • November 3, 2021 at 6:22 pm #886
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    POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE Area: Behavioral Neuroscience

    A postdoctoral position is available in the Moschak lab at the University of Texas at El Paso for a federally funded project. Our lab is interested in determining the neural underpinnings of behavioral endophenotypes for substance use disorders. Our funded project will investigate the role of the brain’s ‘salience network’ in a preclinical rodent model of distress tolerance, impulsivity, and drug-seeking behavior. More details about our research and recent publications can be found at https://moschaklab.org. Trainees will benefit from a fully equipped lab with the latest technologies in in vivo electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and optogenetics.

    Qualifications and Experience: A PhD degree in Behavioral Neuroscience or a related degree is required. Candidates interested in understanding the neural underpinnings of behavioral endophenotypes for substance use disorders will be considered. Familiarity with rodent behavior, neural recording/manipulation techniques, and MATLAB/Python are preferred but not essential.
    Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

    Additional information: Please attach the following electronic documents to the application: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.

    Please send application materials to Dr. Travis Moschak at tmmoschak@utep.edu