Postdoctoral Researcher

Indiana University School of Medicine Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana (US)
According to NIH Guidelines
Closing date
Jun 22, 2022

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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Full Time
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Dr. Yao-Ying Ma’s Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Researcher. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience / Neurobiology / Behavioral Neuroscience / Neuropharmacology or other related fields, are encouraged to apply. Experience in rodent brain surgeries, behavioral tests, confocal imaging, in vitro patch clamp, in vivo calcium imaging, or in vivo single unit electrophysiological recordings, is preferred although not required. Comprehensive hands-on training in any of the techniques mentioned above will be provided as needed. 

Research in Dr. Ma’s group is supported by NIH/NIAAA, NIH/NINDS, NIH/NIA, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Indiana Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Fund, etc. There are 3 major directions actively pursued, e.g., (1) neurosubstrates mediating long-term persistence of cocaine craving and opiate dependence; (2) synaptic adaptations induced by prenatal and adolescent alcohol exposure; (3) neural adaptations involved in psychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Ma lab utilizes state-of-the-art molecular, biochemical, anatomical, electrophysiological, optogenetic, chemogenetics and behavioral approaches to elucidate neuroadaptations in neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana. 


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