Postdoctoral Scholar Research

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Saint Petersburg, FLORIDA

Posting Details

Dept. Name/Number: Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences / 0-6118-000

College/Division: USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Temporary

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $50,004.00/year


This position will support a multidisciplinary research program on translational alcohol dependence neuroscience research. This position will receive the theoretical and technical training to engage in preclinical experimentation that integrates behavioral animal models (encompassing motivational, negative affective and cognitive control domains) with state-of-the-art neuroscientific techniques, from gene to behavior, to elucidate neuroadaptations in limbic and cortical systems that promote maladaptive behavioral regulation in alcohol dependence and neuropsychiatric disorders.


  • Training of animals in behavioral paradigms, small animal surgeries, drug and chemical preparation, intracranial and intravenous infusion of pharmacological and/or viral compounds.


  • Perfusions of small animals, histology, immunohistochemistry, gene expression assays, molecular biological assays.


  • Independently perform complex investigative procedures; accurately develop and implement research protocols, process and analyze data, construct data figures, and assist in preparing manuscripts for journals or presentations for conferences.


  • Laboratory staff training and other duties as assigned.


Minimum :

  • Doctoral degree in relevant field for research being performed.

Preferred :

  • Published experience using pharmacological, immunohistochemical, molecular or genetic/epigenetic approaches to understand and/or modify behavior.



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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 23081

Original Posting Date:  9/27/2019 - Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Posting End Date: 11/06/2019

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