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Department: 172201 - Biological Sciences
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The primary purpose to perform independent and funded research in the laboratory of Dr. Heather Patisaul. Patisaul lab is housed in the department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) at NC State University.
Research conducted by the neuroscience-oriented CHHE faculty focuses largely on brain development and behavior, with special emphasis on epigenetics, sex differences, and gene by environment interactions. The Patisaul lab is highly collaborative and our research partners have complementary strengths including bioinformatics, genetics/genomics, and metabolomics/proteomics.
NC State University is part of the Research Triangle, which is home to dozens of research institutes, NIEHS, EPA, Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill. Thus, the opportunity for networking and career development is exceptional.
Position Details: This NIH-funded postdoctoral position will lead research, using rats and prairie voles, to establish the degree to which developmental exposure to persistent pollutants affects placental development and function, with the goal of understanding how this impacts neurodevelopment and later in life behavior. Approaches include RNAseq, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and behavioral testing. Duties include supervising undergraduate work, developing independent, complementary lines of research, and working with a diverse, interdisciplinary team to achieve the research goals.
Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.
10% of the time supervising other members of the lab.
Occasional night and weekend work is required when working with live animals.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Neuroscience, Toxicology, Endocrinology or related discipline, be highly motivated, and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of training and publication in top toxicology, neuroscience, reproduction, and/or neuroendocrinology journals, and demonstrate a strong desire to perform high impact, translational work in Environmental Health. Experience with placental development or cell culture, RNAscope, RNAseq or other sequencing approaches, developmental neuroanatomy, and/or mass spectrometry of small molecules is desirable. A background in endocrine disruption or toxicology is preferred but not required.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00104491
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