Postdoctoral Associate

Employer
Virginia Tech
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time


Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Sora Shin at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join a studying stress-induced behavioral dysfunction using brain circuit dissection tools. The research seeks to understand brain circuit mechanism of stress-induced behavioral abnormalities in social abnormalities, drug addiction and pain sensation. Knowledge in neuroscience, neuromodulation, animal behavioral testing and data analysis of in vivo calcium imaging/ fiber photometry is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to have proficiency in animal (mouse) works as well as molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA technology, viral tracing methods and stereotaxic surgery in mice. The postdoctoral associate is expected, with guidance and support from her or his supervisor, to maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within his or her scientific discipline, as well as investigating, creating, and developing new methods for project advancement. The postdoctoral associate may conduct research under the general direction of the Principal Investigator. The Shin lab seeks to extend our ground-breaking findings in brain circuit dynamics underlying numerous psychiatric symptoms using cutting-edge techniques in the field of neuroscience.

Required Qualifications

- PhD in neuroscience, biomedicine, psychology, or broadly related fields awarded no more
than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility
remaining.
- Proficiency in animal (mouse) works as well as molecular biology techniques, including
DNA/RNA technology, viral tracing methods and stereotaxic surgery in mice
- Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
- Highly motivated and creative

Appointment Type

Restricted

Review Date

02/15/2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Pamela Stell at pstell20@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: January 19, 2022
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