Post Doctoral Fellow - Behavioral Neuroendocrinology - (STA008024)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management skills.

  1. Receives/Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control or supervisory responsibility.
  2. Recommends changes in research, testing or experimental procedures.
  3. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment.
  4. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel.
  5. May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control.
  6. Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.
  7. May receive general supervision conferring with higher levels only in unusual situations.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as required.

The section above is written for all UH post doc job openings. Below is information pertaining to this specific position.

Additional Posting Information

Position Description:
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study molecular and neural mechanisms of social behavior in the African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni. The position is fully funded for at least two years. The Alward lab is collaborative and will provide a supportive training environment with opportunity to mentor junior lab members and undergraduates, use CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, develop new methods, and expand scientific writing/communication skills.

Lab Description:
The Alward lab utilizes an interdisciplinary toolkit including high-throughput behavior paradigms and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing (Alward et al., 2020 PNAS) to identify molecular and neural mechanisms controlling flexible social behavior in A. burtoni ( The Alward lab and fish rooms reside in a new state-of-the-art renovated space and are in immediate proximity to other neuroscience and molecular genetics labs. The Alward lab interacts regularly with molecular biology and neuroscience groups in the Departments of Psychology and Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston and in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.


Qualifications :

Doctoral and No experience

Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed.No experience is required.

The section above is written for all UH post doc job openings. Below is information pertaining to this specific position.

Preferred Qualifications

• Recent PhD or MD/PhD degree with previous training in animal behavior, neuroendocrinology, molecular biology or related fields
• Self-motivated, evidence of scholarly record, and welcoming of a collaborative environment
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills

• Expertise with histological and endocrinology (e.g., ELISA) techniques
• Prior lab experience performing small tissue dissections (e.g., brain regions) and/or microinjections; bioinformatics skills a plus.

The position is available starting in January 2022; however, start dates are negotiable through Fall 2022. Required documents: current CV, cover letter, and contact for 3 references.

Notes to Applicant: Position is grant funded

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