A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Zelikowsky Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine. NIH-funded research in the lab focuses on understanding the brain circuits and neural mechanisms underlying various forms of stress, such as PTSD and social isolation (e.g. see Zelikowsky et al., 2018 Cell). Our research combines extensive behavioral analyses with cutting-edge, genetically-targeted molecular techniques to identify, manipulate, and image from neurons across a number of brain regions in freely behaving mice. The lab offers a highly collaborative and encouraging environment geared towards producing excellent science as well as supporting young investigators as they transition towards independence.
The University of Utah is a large, vibrant campus offering unlimited opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration and the application of cutting-edge technology to neuroscience research. In addition, the University is located in gorgeous Salt Lake City – surrounded by mountains, SLC offers unparalleled access to the outdoors.
Qualified applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, biology, psychology, or a related field. Candidates with experience in animal behavior, molecular biology, in vivo imaging, and/or strong computational skills are encouraged to apply. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply please send a CV, brief description of research experience/interests, and contacts for 3 references letters via theUniversity of Utah Jobslink or directlyto firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 191
About Zelikowsky Lab, University of Utah
Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine.