A new NIDA-funded postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately at Boston University in the departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Biology. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scholar to join a collaborative research project that studies the molecular, pharmacological and behavioral determinants of extinction memory enhancement in cocaine-addicted rats, with a focus on glutamate receptor subcellular translocation, receptor modification and turnover. The candidate will be responsible for cellular and molecular biological experiments utilizing a variety of techniques, including viral vector construction, neuron culture infection, brain injection, brain tissue dissection and western blotting. The candidate will receive additional training to help support the linked behavioral investigations. The candidate is expected to work independently, document/analyze data, and write manuscripts. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for communicating with the PIs and other lab members to form an active, collaborative research team. Prior achievement, as demonstrated by first-author publications also is required. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for 2 or more years, depending on progress. In addition, Boston University offers several on-campus opportunities to our postdoctoral scholars for networking and professional career development.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. completed within the last 1-2 years in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, or related fields. A background in the above neurobiological techniques is highly desired. Please submit your application, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and the names and contact details for 3 referees.
Boston University is a leading private research institution with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,944, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 134 acres. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences awards degrees through 30 PhD programs in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In addition to a... wide range of traditional disciplines, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences partners in many graduate programs across the University, such as PhD programs in molecular biology, cell biology & biochemistry; bioinformatics; and neuroscience. Boston University's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is: National Universities, 37.