Research Associate-Fixed Term in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Johnson Michigan State University, College Of Social Science

Research Associate-Fixed Term

 

Job no: 434914


Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff


Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science


Department: Psychology Social Science 10038698


Salary: 47484.00


Location: East Lansing


Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific


Position Summary


NIH-funded research associate position available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Johnson to study the molecular mechanisms underlying learned feeding behaviors. These studies in rodents will utilize a variety of approaches including stereotaxic surgery, optogenetics, chemogenentics, electrophysiology, in-situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, together with sophisticated Pavlovian and instrumental behavioral testing.

 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience or Physiology or related discipline, should be highly motivated, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with molecular biology techniques, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in learning and memory and/or ingestive behavior. The successful candidate will possess an excellent track record of publication in top psychology, neuroscience and/or endocrinology journals and will have the opportunity to initiate new projects.

 

Required Degree


Doctorate -Psychology

 

Minimum Requirements


Knowledge and skills to that normally acquired following completion of a four or five year PhD program in psychology, neuroscience or a related field. Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of publication in top neuroscience and/or endocrinology journals.

 

Desired Qualifications


Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and/or gene silencing, learning and memory, and/or ingestive behavior. Ability to work independently to meet deadlines; excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task; strong verbal communication skills; ability to program; strong writing skills.

 

Required Application Materials


Statement of research interests, CV, and names of three references.

 

Summary of Health Risks


Health risks include working with animals or unfixed animal tissue, as well as exposure to paraformaldehyde, xylene (under a fume hood).

 

Advertised: 11 May 2017 Eastern Daylight Time
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