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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Neuroscience)

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 24, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Neuroscience)

Posting Number: SRGV7001
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: McAllen, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / NBHISU Neuroscience
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
Trainee position to pursue research as a vital component of their educational mission and professional career development. Works under minimal supervision with some latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment in research and/or teaching. Performs teaching and/or research work as required within the classroom and/or project assigned.

Testing the analgesic efficacy and safety of several compounds as well as evaluating the therapeutic mechanism of action using behavioral, biochemical, pharmacological assays. The activities expected to be performed in this position include study design, execution of various experiments, data collection, data interpretation, laboratory supplies, and daily operations of the lab.



Description of Duties:
The following is a listing of typical duties that may be applicable to the position:

Test the analgesic efficacy and safety of several compounds as well as evaluating the therapeutic mechanism of action using behavioral, biochemical, pharmacological assays. The activities expected to be performed in this position include study design, execution of various experiments, data collection, data interpretation, laboratory supplies, and daily operations of the lab. Establish and maintain successful interactions / collaborations.

Conduct experiments to understand the pain. The type of pain we are interested in is chronic neuropathic pain, including HIV-associated neuropathic pain. We are interested in pain and Alzheimer’s disease comorbidities. Testing the analgesic efficacy of various compounds individually or in combination. Looking for the potential mechanism involved and the potential side effects. Conduct several behavioral experiments in rodents (e.g., pain-like behaviors, cognitive functions), and biochemistry and cell biology. Analyze and interpret the results of experiments. Prepare reports and papers for publication in refereed journals. Assist with lab management duties such as maintaining and troubleshooting lab equipment and ensuring lab safety protocols are followed. Ensure compliance with ethical guidelines in conducting research, especially when dealing with hazardous materials and/or biological samples. Participate in departmental activities and contribute to academic and scientific discussions.



Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
None.

Required Education:
Doctoral degree from an accredited University (based on funding restrictions degree may need to have been conferred within a set period of time previous to assuming position).

Preferred Education:
None.

Licenses/Certifications:
None.

Required Experience:
None.

Preferred Experience:
Experience working with animals and the ability to work in a team and think independently.

Equipment:
Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and research statistical applications.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Standard office environment.

Other:
This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed to by stakeholders. Communication skills and fluent spoken and written English.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/05/2023
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 06/30/2025

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or careers@utrgv.edu.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40613 jeid-2ae998e89a0f184a930408c0392d62db

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