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Postdoctoral Associate- Shin Lab

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Location: Roanoke, VA, 24018
Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 19, 2023
Job Description
The laboratory of Dr. Sora Shin at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is seeking a postdoctoral associate to join a study stress-induced behavioral dysfunction using brain circuit dissection tools. The research seeks to understand brain circuit mechanism of stress-induced social dysfunctions, altered pain sensation. Knowledge in neuroscience, neuromodulation, animal behavioral testing and data analysis of in vivo calcium imaging/ fiber photometry is required.
The successful candidate will be expected to have proficiency in animal (mouse) works as well as stereotaxic surgery, molecular biology techniques, and viral tracing methods. The postdoctoral associate is expected, with guidance and support from her or his supervisor, to maintain familiarity with current scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within his or her scientific discipline, as well as investigating, creating, and developing new methods for project advancement. The postdoctoral associate may conduct research under the general direction of the Principal Investigator. The Shin lab seeks to extend our ground-breaking findings in brain circuit dynamics underlying numerous psychiatric symptoms using cutting-edge techniques in the field of neuroscience.
Required Qualifications
- PhD in neuroscience, biomedicine, psychology, or broadly related fields. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Proficiency in animal (mouse) behavior testing as well as stereotaxic surgery and molecular biology techniques, including DNA/RNA technology, viral tracing methods.
- Knowledge in neuroscience, neuromodulation, animal behavioral testing and data analysis of in vivo calcium imaging/ fiber photometry.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
- Highly motivated and creative.
Appointment Type
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience
Review Date
Additional Information
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight , a , a college, , and . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous and . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: Not Available DOE (Depends on Experience) Benefits Provided: Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular
Shift: Not Applicable
Hours per Week:
Hours Not Specified
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