Neuropeptide research group seeks highly motivated personnel to engage in a multifaceted approach. The main aim of our laboratory is to elucidate the CNS role of a novel neuropeptide system. In partnership with medicinal chemists, novel tool compounds and potential drug-leads will be developed to both determine the therapeutic potential and to further understand the endogenous function of this novel system.
Ideal candidates will be highly motivated and able to:
1) Contribute to existing programs as well as to develop their own research program.
2) Prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and assist in grant writing.
3) Communicate study results in a public setting, such as conferences.
4) Provide work coordination to technicians and guidance to graduate students as needed.
5) Work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment, conceptualizing and prioritizing objectives and exercising independent judgment.
PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Pharmacology or related discipline.
PhD with research experience in the handling and use of animals and histological techniques (e.g. immunohistochemistry) highly preferred. Experience and/or an interest in molecular methods and experience in small rodent surgical methods would be an advantage. Other preferred characteristics include: excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong publication record, proven ability to work effectively both independently and as a part of a cross-functional team and the ability to effectively plan and organize work activities, and prioritize task completion to meet schedules and deadlines.