Essential Functions: Postdoctoral research position available to work in the new translational Neuroscience Center for Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma (NeuroCAST) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine. NeuroCAST is home to a collaborative and active group of investigators with a strong focus on fear-, trauma-, stressor-, anxiety-, and substance-related mental disorders (www.neuro-cast.com) The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to help develop a translational rodent model core within the program as well as embark on independent research projects that are focused on the underpinnings of human fear and anxiety disorders and their common comorbidities with an emphasis on mechanisms underlying the acquisition, extinction, and return of conditioned fear. A primary objective of NeuroCAST is to study this area through a diverse set of approaches and model systems
Qualifications: Strong candidates will have or actively seek expertise in molecular, biochemical, histological, and microscopy techniques, as well as in vivo animal model methodologies. Duties will include: day-to-day operations of the lab, collaborative experimental design, conducting independent research, data analysis, presentation of research data internally and externally at conferences, writing and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The postdoctoral researcher will also gain exposure in mentoring graduate students and have the opportunity to explore career options. This position is located in the heart of midtown Detroit, MI, in the Wayne State University Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio; https://ibio.wayne.edu/), a state-of-the-art translational research facility.
Internal Number: 76_208233
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.