Postdoctoral Associate

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

Two NIH -funded postdoctoral fellow positions focused on studying endocannabinoid signaling in health and disease are available in the laboratory of Dr. Samir Haj-Dahmane, in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo.

Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms controlling the transport of endocannabinoids and other lipids in the brain. This work will incorporate the use of in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo imaging and circuit specific manipulations with optogenetic tools in transgenic mice.

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 or MD in related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

A strong background in system neuroscience research with a track record of leading projects to publication is preferred. Candidates who have experience with in vitro electrophysiological recordings, in vivo imaging and behavioral techniques are strongly encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to direct independent projects in a multi-disciplinary setting and collaborate with the other members of the laboratory.

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