Funded postdoctoral fellowship available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Erin S. Calipari to study the circuit and molecular mechanisms that regulate reward learning and valence encoding and their dysregulation in psychiatric disease. Our studies combine highly innovative and novel technical approaches with questions assessing motivation and learning and how it is dysregulated in drug addiction.
Our lab incorporates a variety of innovative approaches, including in vivo calcium imaging, chemogenetics, viral-mediated tracing and gene transfer strategies, operant conditioning, and analytical chemistry (e.g., fast scan cyclic voltammetry). Additional information about the laboratory is available at: caliparilab.com
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, chemogenetics, and/or circuit techniques is especially desirable, as is a background in motivation and learning. Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of publication in top neuroscience and/or pharmacology journals.
Please send CV with names of three references and a statement of research interests that discusses your particular fit within our research program to firstname.lastname@example.org.