The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Virginia Commonwealth University has a postdoctoral position available immediately to study the regulatory mechanisms of transporters underlying addiction, anxiety, autism, depression, OCD and other brain disorders. The successful candidate will perform in vivo studies using knock-out and knock-in mice, in parallel with cell culture and brain tissue studies, to investigate the contribution of GPCR-linked regulated transporter in normal behavior and consequences of dysregulated transporter regulation in brain disorders. Techniques include cell culture, western blots, trafficking, molecular biology, rodent survival brain surgery, intracranial infusion (pharmacological and genetic-viral transfection), microscopy and several behavioral assays including drug self-administration, conditioned place preference, memory, fear extinction, depression and pain-related behaviors. For additional information and complete bibliographies, refer to websites: (https://pharmtox.vcu.edu/about-the-department/faculty-directory/ramamoorthy/ and https://pharmtox.vcu.edu/about-the-department/faculty-directory/jayanthi/). Salary will be competitive based on experience. Requirements include a Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, biological sciences, behavioral pharmacology or the equivalent, with experience in animal studies and cell biology. Research experience utilizing rodent for behavioral assays and rodent surgery is desirable. Verbal and written communication skills in English are essential. Candidate must have an ability to analyze data, write publishable manuscripts and skills to communicate and work effectively with others in collaborative efforts. Please send CV and names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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