Postdoctoral Position at the NIH
- Description of work to be carried out: The candidate sought will have expertise in current methods of brain surgery (drug administration, light guide and GRIN lens cannulae implanation), light microscopy (two-photon and standard confocal), and molecular biology (design, construction and deployment of viral vectors for gene delivery to CNS) to participate in, and eventually lead, studies to understand the roles of neuropeptide, catecholamine, and neuron-specific guanine nucleotide exchange-factor signaling in stress-induced relapse to psychomotor stimulant addiction dependent upon stimulant-induced neuroplasticity mediated through altered neuronal cell morphology (spine formation).
- Information on the position location: Building 49 Room 5A-27 and 5A-35 and adjacent microscopic and animal facilities in Building 10A and the Porter Neuroscience Center.
- Special qualifications being sought: Those required to complete experiments using the techniques mentioned in Description of work to be carried out, or assurance that those aspects of technical proficiency required can be rapidly acquired via instruction from local highly qualified staff.
- Directions for submitting an application: Please send CV and letter of intent describing briefly how you might choose to pursue to a clear and logical conclusion the project initiated as described in Jiang et al., NCS-Rapgef2, the Protein Product of the Neuronal Rapgef2 Gene, Is a Specific Activator of D1 Dopamine Receptor-Dependent ERK Phosphorylation in Mouse Brain eNeuro 4(5) e0248-17.2017 1-17, 2017.
Section on Molecular Neuroscience; Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation; National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program, Bethesda, Maryland
Application Deadline Date:
September 30th, 2018
The NIH is dedicted to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. The NIMH, and this investigator, are particularly committed to mentoring the careers of talented scientists from currently underrepresented groups among our scientific community.