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Postdoc Research Associate_ Walsh Lab
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 
 
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Date Posted 04/08/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Information


Position Title Postdoc Research Associate_ Walsh Lab
Vacancy ID PDS003046
Department Pharmacology - 424001
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range Dependent on qualifications and experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 04/06/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (RA) in the laboratory of Dr. Jessica Walsh at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the Department of Pharmacology. The overall goal of the Walsh lab is to gain an improved understanding of the genetic, molecular, and circuit mechanisms that regulate motivated behaviors and what alterations occur that are involved in the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental diseases.

The position offers rigorous training to investigate how genetic mutations, as well as experience, lead to neuroadaptations in mouse models of autism spectrum disorder using a systems level approach, including molecular, genetic and viral mediated approaches, in vivo optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulations, imaging of neuronal activity, electrophysiology, whole brain activity mapping, and behavioral analysis. The RA will have ample opportunities to develop independent research projects and the chance to build a new, high-impact research program from the ground-up.

Candidates with backgrounds in biomedical or electrical engineering who are interested in using deep learning models to understand how brains circuits govern behavior are encouraged to apply.

The Walsh lab is a highly collaborative and dynamic environment, encouraging collaborations both within the university and with throughout the scientific community. Additionally, I will do my utmost to ensure that you gain the skills needed, both technically and theoretically, necessary to pursue your desired career path.

Educational Requirements

A Ph.D. and/or M.D. in neuroscience, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, computational biology, or related sciences is required.

Qualifications and Experience

A proven track record of research productivity, strong communication skills, and will enjoy working as part of a dynamic, collaborative team. Successful candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: neuroanatomy, mouse behavior, optogenetics, fiber photometry, or electrophysiology. Experience in programming (MATLAB, Python, R), circuit tracing, light sheet microscopy, or molecular biology would be highly desirable

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Optional: Upload recent publications to the “other document 2” field.

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/190552
Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Eileen McElhinney, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email eileen_mcelhinney@med.unc.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.


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