The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiring department Phr-PI-Nixon
Monthly salary $3,956+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 700PM
Posting number 18-09-17-01-0712
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 2
General Notes

This is a postdoctoral position to work in the lab of Dr. Kimberly Nixon

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

To perform research in Dr. Nixon's lab to examine the interaction of glia and/or neural stem cells in mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroplasticity and recovery in rodent models of alcohol use disorders.

Essential Functions

Plan, develop, carry out and troubleshoot scientific experiments on the neurobiology of alcohol use and abuse in animal models of alcohol use disorders or alcoholism. To prepare and write manuscripts and grants applications. Contribute to the scientific team, help other lab members with their projects. Assist Principal Investigator with outlining research goals of the laboratory. Present data. Provide administrative support to lab.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. earned within the last 3 years in a Biology,Pharmacology, Neuroscience or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Stereotaxic microinjection or experience with transgenics a plus.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving

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