News Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 09:45
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Dr. Elizabeth Glover in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellow position. The Glover Lab uses circuit-specific approaches to understand the neurobiology of reward and aversion, most frequently in the context of alcohol addiction. Current funding is aimed at investigating the effects of chronic alcohol exposure on the function of cortical inputs to regions mediating aversive signaling and how alterations in these circuits drive maladaptive behaviors characteristic of addiction. Additional studies seek to build upon existing findings to further explore the role of the rostromedial tegmental nucleus in withdrawal-induced negative affect and characterize the role of other understudied GABAergic inputs to midbrain nuclei in regulating mood and anxiety. Qualified applicants will have a PhD in neuroscience or a related field, experience with rodent models of addiction, and demonstrated proficiency in whole-cell patch-clamp slice electrophysiology. The candidate will be responsible for data collection, analysis, presentation, and publication of findings. Ample opportunity exists for growth to include the design and proposal of new studies extending beyond the current projects as part of NIH-funded fellowship and career development proposals. The Glover Lab is housed within UIC’s Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics (CARE). As such, the candidate will be afforded the opportunity to interact extensively with a team of basic science and clinical researchers using cutting-edge technologies to understand the neurobiology of alcohol use disorders and how they are epigenetically regulated. In addition to the rich scientific environment, the CARE provides an excellent training ground for young investigators. Numerous opportunities exist for scientific discourse and networking with world-renowned scientists from both within and outside of UIC. This includes weekly seminar series and journal clubs as well as the CARE Annual Retreat and the Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum. Interested applicants should send a brief letter describing research interests and career goals with a copy of their CV and contact information for three references to Elizabeth Glover, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1601 W Taylor Street, MC 912, Chicago, IL 60612; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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