We are seeking a highly-motivated behavioral scientist. The successful candidate will have trackable records on operant self-administration, in vivo optogenetic stimulation, and/or in vivo fiber photometry measurement. Ability to stereotaxically infuse virus in rats and/or mice is required. Experience with optogenetics, chemogenetics, FosTRAP immunohistochemistry, or confocal imaging is a big plus. The successful applicants are expected to have a recent PhD degree in neuroscience, strong communication skills and writing ability, a record of scientific productivity, and a desire to work independently and cooperatively with a team. The candidate will have opportunity to learn slice electrophysiology.
The laboratory is equipped with a KOPF stereotaxic infusion system, 12 coulburn operant self-administration chambers, 4 open field chambers, a fiber photometry system, and many optogenetic light sources. Several common facilities (e.g., confocal and two-photo microscopes) are available within the new building that contains electrophysiological, molecular and behavioral labs.
Interested candidates should send Curriculum Vitae to Dr. Jun Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Internal Number: Wang201901
About Texas A&M University
The Texas A&M Health Science Center is the only health science center in the Texas A&M University system that contains 11 universities. The Bryan-College Station campus of the Health Science Center are located in beautiful towns that are in a short drive to three major Texas cites -- Houston (1.5 hrs), Austin (2 hrs) and Dallas (< 3 hrs). This vicinity provides not only an easy access to big-city life, but also less traffic and cheaper housing. Within this campus, there is a large group of neuroscience laboratories, some of which study drug abuse. The department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics is located in a new building of the Bryan campus, which provides a really nice working environment. The postdoc position is a full-time position with benefits. The benefits available to all staff members are outlined here: http://www.tamus.edu/assets/files/benefits/pdf/GuideBooklet.pdf.