Postdoctoral Associate

Position Summary

A dynamic neuroscience research group at the University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate focused on understanding how drugs of abuse and stress mediate behavioral, molecular, and cellular plasticity. Our lab is engaged in many exciting projects using a multifaceted approach from molecules to behavior. We apply advanced molecular/viral manipulations to sophisticated behaviors, most often in rodent models of drug seeking and relapse-like behaviors. Techniques used in the lab include animal behavior, confocal microscopy, gene therapy, and molecular techniques to help elucidate how drugs of abuse hijack the brain’s reward pathway. We are looking for a scientist with a deep enthusiasm for investigating the cellular and behavioral mechanisms of psychiatric disorders. All members of the laboratory are encouraged to develop a scientific focus based mutual interests, and are given all necessary resources to develop independent projects and aims.

Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and able to:
• Contribute to existing programs as well as to develop their own research program.
• Prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and assist in grant writing.
• Communicate study results in a public setting, such as conferences.
• Provide work coordination to technicians and guidance to graduate students as needed.
• Work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives and exercising independent judgment.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

A PhD with research experience in the handling and use of animals is preferred. Experience and/or an interest in molecular methods and experience in small rodent surgical methods would be an advantage, however applicants that have strengths outside of these areas are also encouraged to apply. Other preferred characteristics include: excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong publication record and proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a team.

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