Post Doctoral Research Associate - benefited with retirement (15149B)
The Bortolato laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and energetic postdoctoral research assistant or associate to investigate the mechanisms underpinning gene x environment interactions in aggression. This project will focus on three main objectives: 1) identification of premorbid diagnostic biomarkers to predict disease risk, 2) elucidation of key mechanistic pathways during critical stages of disease progression, and 3) development of novel drug targets before and after symptom manifestation.
Research in the Bortolato group is primarily focused on the characterization of the biological bases of impulse-control and neurodevelopmental disorders through the employment of behavioral and molecular approaches.
The candidate will have access to a newly-renovated laboratory facility that encompasses a behavioral suite, surgical area and molecular space. This work will also involve multiple collaborations with several basic and clinical scientists in the U.S. and international communities. A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN15149B, Pharmacology and Toxicology
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week, days.
COMPENSATION: $45,000 to $50,000/year DOE. Strong benefit package including retirement and health plan options.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Design, execute and analyze behavioral and molecular experiments related to the project, including stereotaxic surgery. Prepare and write manuscripts based on experimental data.
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should be a molecular or behavioral neuroscientist or pharmacologist with a Ph.D. in a related field. The candidate must be organized and independent, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Individuals with experience in stereotaxic surgery and behavioral techniques are preferred and candidates must have a working knowledge of basic molecular approaches including western blot and PCR.
Must be available to start by November 1st at the latest.
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