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Posted 06/22/2021

A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of NeuroImmunology of Chronic Pain (PI Laumet) in the department of Physiology at Michigan State University.

Our lab investigates the contribution of neuro-immune interactions to the development and resolution of chronic pain.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a background in Immunology or NeuroImmunology to study the role of different immune cells in the spinal cord during various pain states for an NIH-funded project (NINDS R01). We are particularly interested by someone with a strong experience in flow cytometry and immunostaining of immune cells.

Our lab is currently composed of 1 postdoctoral fellow (Dr. Inyang Pain neuroscientist), 1 lab manager (Dr. Folger cell/mol biology), 2 grad students (Jaewon Sim, 1st year PhD and Andrew Dagenais 1st year DO) and 2 UG students (Christine Evans and Karli Monahan). Our lab is based in the brand-new interdisciplinary science building located closely to the Life Science building and the institute for quantitative biology fostering the potential collaboration with excellent immunology and neuroscience labs. The fellow will have access to the instruments in the MSU Flow Cytometry core facility including a Cytek Aurora spectral cytometer, a BD Accuri C6 analytical flow cytometer, a BD LSRII analytical flow cytometer, a BD FACSAria IIu cell sorter, a BD Influx cell sorter, and a Luminex 200 and a variety of mouse models of acute and chronic pain, including cell and tissue type-selective mutants.

Candidates from diversity background are especially encouraged to apply.

Please apply to JOB# 692690 through the following link https://sites.google.com/msu.edu/pslresearch/postdoc-opportunities

For questions regarding this position, contact Geoffroy Laumet ([email protected]).

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

 


Posted May 19, 2021

Postdoctoral research position in immunopsychiatry at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR)

We are looking for an innovative postdoctoral fellow to help implement an experimental medicine study involving acute modulation of the immune system using endotoxin (R01MH123652; NCT04751331) as well as a clinical trial of valganciclovir for the treatment of depression (NCT04724447). The fellow will be responsible for data management, processing and analyses, and will be expected to disseminate their work through publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

Excellent training opportunities will be offered in a dynamic, interactive, and multi-disciplinary environment with a diverse team of collaborators.

Institute: Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, LIBR is a privately funded non-profit clinical neuroscience research institute attached to a major psychiatric hospital (Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital). Our mission is to reduce the suffering of psychiatric patients by leveraging leading talent and technology to discover novel therapies. The candidate should be prepared to test and interact with a number of different clinical populations, including anxiety disorders, depression, and psychosis.

Facilities: A state-of-the-art neuroimaging research environment including two research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners equipped with BOLD and ASL pulse sequencing, a custom-developed real-time MRI system, and an fMRI-compatible 128 channel EEG system. Access to an advanced immunology lab including Meso Quickplex SQ 120, LSR-II 4 laser flow cytometer, MoFlo XDP high-speed cell sorter, AutoMAcs cell sorter, ViiA7 Real-Time PCR System, and Smartcycler Real-Time PCR machine.

Qualifications: MD or PhD in immunology, neuroscience, psychology or related field. Either a strong background in psychoneuroimmunology with demonstrated experience conducting clinical studies or a solid foundation in fMRI data analysis, statistics, and computer programming, including expertise in MATLAB, UNIX/Linux environments, and stimulus presentation software. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong command of the English language, demonstrated proficiency in scientific writing, and the desire to learn the necessary skills to transition into an independent faculty position.

Salary/Benefits: This is a full-time research position with multiple years of funding. A full benefits package is available.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a CV, a one-page statement of your scientific interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Jonathan Savitz: [email protected]

 


 


The intent of this informal symposium is to move the practice and science behind psycho-immunology and psychobiology forward. We invite researchers who are passionate about this area to share data, treatment applications, techniques, models, and results. Topics include: pain (Kirsten Lykkegaard, DVM, PhD), Covid-19 (Grant McFetridge, PhD), diabetes type 1 (Mary Pellicer, MD), and the applications of epigenetic trauma to immunology. This online symposium is free and will be held April 3-4 (Saturday, Sunday) from 8am - 1pm Pacific Standard Time (17:00 - 22:00 CEST). https://www.peakstates.com/conference.html

 

Job Opportunities


Posted May 5, 2021

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research of the National Institute on Aging is Hiring!

 

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.  NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a scientifically energizing and collegial environment with opportunities to engage the scientific community and support innovative social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research in aging and Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias. We are recruiting five Program Officers, including one supervisory role within the BSR Office of the Director, and four Health Specialists/Social Science Analysists (HSA/SSA).

Program Officers cultivate a portfolio of grant-supported research; lead and participate in transdisciplinary research collaborations; and develop scientific programming (e.g., symposia, special journal issues, conferences, and workshops).  The ideal Program Officer candidate will have a PhD, MD, or doctoral equivalent; substantial research training in the behavioral or social sciences and/or related fields; strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; and experience working in interdisciplinary teams. Prior experience in aging research is ideal, but not required. 

Health Specialists/Social Science Analysts (HS/SSA) support the scientific work of the branches and division. The ideal HS/SSA candidate has a Master’s degree (or equivalent) and research experience in the social, behavioral, or data sciences; solid project management and/or database management experience; and strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills.  Prior experience in aging research is ideal, but not required.

Individual Behavioral Processes Branch(IBP)

IBP Program Officers (two) (GS-12/13/14; non-supervisory GS-15)

IBP Health Specialist/Social Science Analyst (GS-11/12/13)

Interested parties should contact Dr. Janine Simmons, IBP Branch Chief ([email protected]).

The IBP Branch develops and supports research programs on psychological, behavioral, and interpersonal processes of relevance to aging. This includes research on mechanisms of behavior change and behavioral interventions, cognitive and emotional functioning, behavior genetics and sociogenomics, technology and human factors, family and interpersonal relationships, and integrative biobehavioral research on the mechanistic pathways linking social and behavioral factors to health in mid-life and older age. The portfolio is highly interdisciplinary, linking methods and approaches from psychology with those of economics, anthropology, neuroscience, and genetics, including studies conducted in wild and captive animal models. It supports two Centers programs and numerous research networks, including the trans-NIH Science of Behavior Change research network.

  • IBP Program Officer: Digital Health and Technology Solutions– The successful candidate will support innovative research on digital health technologies and AI-based tools to promote adaptive and successful aging. The candidate will have responsibility for developing aging and Alzheimer’s-related research in areas such as mobile health (mHealth), passive sensing and ecological momentary assessment via wearables, affective computing, ubiquitous computing, health information technology, telemedicine, and the development of just-in-time adaptive behavioral interventions. Research goals include the integration of behavioral, environmental, and biological data, as well as the promotion of health equity through the development of tools for use in diverse settings.
  • IBP Program Officer: Psychobiology and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease – The successful candidate will develop a portfolio of life-span biobehavioral research on developmental origins of health and disease and behavioral approaches to geroscience. Topics for development include elucidating factors that influence the pace of aging; identifying potential biobehavioral, psychological, interpersonal, and social targets for innovative interventions to slow aging and promote stress resilience; advancing understanding of the biobehavioral phenotypes and mechanisms associated with receptivity to behavioral change; clarifying factors that promote acceptability of treatments across disparate populations. Relevant expertise may include, but is not limited to health psychology, behavioral and psychosomatic medicine, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, and/or developmental psychiatry.
  • IBP Health Specialist/Social Science Analyst –The successful candidate will support the Program Officers in the IBP Branch, assisting with grant portfolio administration, scientific workshop and funding opportunity development, literature reviews, and portfolio analyses to support new and ongoing BSR research initiatives that address divisional priorities and the National Alzheimer’s Plan of Action.

Population and Social Processes Branch (PSP)

PSP Program Officers (two) (GS-12/13/14; non-supervisory GS-15)

PSP Health Specialist/Social Science Analyst (GS-11/12/13)

Interested parties should contact Dr. John Phillips, PSP Branch Chief ([email protected]).

The PSP Branch supports research and data infrastructure development projects on how demographic, social, economic, institutional, geographic, and other factors at the population level influence health and mortality at older ages, including physical and cognitive functioning, AD/ADRD, disability, morbidity, and well-being. PSP supports programs on economics of aging, health systems, and health services, with an emphasis on understanding the drivers of health disparities. It develops and oversees several large data and harmonization/sharing research infrastructure activities, including staff-intensive projects such as the HRS and its international comparators as well as the Demography and Economics Centers program.

  • PSP Program Officer: Cognitive and Dementia Epidemiology/Global Health – The ideal candidate brings expertise in cognitive or dementia epidemiology and the social/population sciences to lead initiatives related to global trends in dementia incidence, prevalence, and research to inform non-pharmacological Alzheimer’s disease prevention and treatment intervention research at the population level. The candidate will have opportunity to inform future development of BSR's longitudinal aging studies and to work with international comparators to the Health and Retirement Study in high, middle, and low income countries to generate new knowledge supporting the NIA mission, including the National Alzheimer’s Plan of Action. The position also offers opportunities to develop innovative global health research with a focus on aging in coordination with Fogarty International Center in support of NIH-wide health research initiatives.
  • PSP Program Officer: Health Systems and Heath Economics– The successful candidate will have responsibility for developing and managing a portfolio of research grants on exploring the influence of health systems on care for older populations that features research utilizing large administrative data sets and quasi-experimental techniques, as well as pragmatic trials and field experiments utilizing behavioral economic approaches to produce efficient improvements in care. Successful candidates will also initiate research in other areas of the economics of aging including how economic factors (e.g., taxes, prices, economic shocks, etc.) affect health and well-being, health-related behaviors, healthcare utilization, socioeconomic disparities, and responses to public health interventions.
  • PSP Health Specialist/Social Science Analyst –The successful candidate will support the Program Officers in the PSP Branch, assisting with grant portfolio administration, scientific workshop and funding opportunity development, literature reviews, and portfolio analyses to support new and ongoing BSR research initiatives that address divisional priorities and the National Alzheimer’s Plan of Action.

BSR Office of the Director

Supervisory Program Officer/Director: Office of Behavioral and Social Clinical Trials Support (Supervisory GS-15)

Interested parties should contact Dr. Lis Nielsen, Director of BSR ([email protected]).

Director: Office of Behavioral and Social Clinical Trials Support  – The successful candidate will lead this new office in BSR, overseeing pre-award policy compliance, risk management, training, outreach, and administrative support for BSR’s ever increasing number of clinical trials, including behavioral interventions and pragmatic trials, conducted in a range of community, healthcare, and institutional settings, and spanning both scientific branches of the division. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of NIH Clinical Trials policies and procedures, familiarity with the unique challenges of behavioral and social interventions and pragmatic trials, and the ability to provide outreach and develop funding opportunities in line with the NIH Stage Model and mechanisms-focused behavior change research. The director will develop and manage a portfolio of intervention research in one of BSR’s aging and/or Alzheimer’s-related areas of emphasis, aligned with his/her area of expertise. The director will also represent BSR on NIA and NIH Clinical Trials working groups.

Office of Research Resources (ORR)

Health Specialists/Social Science Analysts (two)

Interested parties should contact Dr. Dana Plude, BSR Deputy Director ([email protected]).

BSR’s Office of Research Resources supports a wide range of data infrastructure projects, both to promote replicability of scientific research on aging and Alzheimer’s disease, and to ensure the most cost-effective use of data resources, while safeguarding confidentiality of subjects. BSR has long championed expanding access to program data from public health and social programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc.) to support research on how behavioral and social factors impact health at older ages, resulting in a dramatic increase in demand for these data as well as linkage to other high value data sources such as longitudinal health and social surveys. The combination of expanding data opportunities, high demand for access, increased concerns about inappropriate disclosures, and the complexities of developing sharing agreements requires more staff support to facilitate access for researchers.

  • ORR Health Specialists/Social Science Analysts – The successful candidates will support all functions of this office, including tracking data use agreements, developing Inter-Agency Agreements and contracts, overseeing aspects of data linkage and sharing arrangements, and conducting data assessment and market research for the development of public/private partnerships to develop more administrative data linkages.

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SUBMIT YOUR CV AND GET UPDATES ON APPLICATION DEADLINES! Interested candidates who wish to be considered for any of these positions are encouraged to send a CV and a sample publication to [email protected]. Please specify the position in which you are interested. We will contact you when formal job announcements associated with these positions are posted on usajobs.gov.

Candidates must be US citizens. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.  DHHS, NIH and NIA are Equal Opportunity Employers. The work site is in Bethesda, Maryland.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits are offered.   The positions will be posted at the GS 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 federal government salary grades, with an annual salary between $72,750 and $172,500. All inquiries will remain confidential.

 


Posted April 16, 2021

The Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology offers a:

Post-Doc Position (m/f/d) on Behavioral Immunobiology
preferably beginning in August 2021 (Reference number: 1055)

The position is a regular university staff position (Salary scale TVL-13) and available for 3 years with a possibility of renewal for additional three years (“Habilitation” position).

The position is integrated in a highly interdisciplinary and active research environment. Our scientific projects are supported by two collaborative center grants of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the SFB 1280 on “Extinction Learning” (https://sfb1280.ruhr-uni-bochum.de) and the TRR 289 on “Treatment Expectation” (https://treatment-expectation.de). Our research focuses on the efferent and afferent communication pathways between the CNS and the peripheral immune system in rodents, healthy humans and patients. The overall goal of our translational research activities is to develop innovative treatment options for patients and to optimize existing immunopharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment approaches by using specifically targeted behavioral protocols.

An ideal candidate has a:

  • Doctorate degree in Immunology, Psychobiology, Neuroscience or related fields
  • Profound Laboratory experiences in carrying out independent research
  • Sound knowledge of behavioral neuroscience with experience in publishing and grant writing
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills essential; German language abilities are helpful but not required
  • High motivation level to participate in and develop goal-oriented research programs
  • Strong communication skills

To apply, please send a full CV, a brief outline of current research, and the names and contact information of two references to [email protected]
Further information is available at: https://medizinische-psychologie.uk-essen.de/index.php/en/home-en


Associate Editor Positions Available

We are encouraging expressions of interest from suitable scientists in the area of psychoneuroimmunology, in order to apply for two Associate Editors posts in the Society journals: one post for Brain Behavior & Immunity, and one post for Brain,  Behavior  & Immunity - Health.

Interested candidates may contact the Editor-in-Chief of the two journals, Dr. Carmine Pariante, or Associate Editor and Incoming President of PNIRS, Dr. Neil Harrison, to obtain further information on the posts.

The expression of interest is limited to two, pages, detailing the vision for the journal, the academic achievements, and any editorial experience, and should be emailed to [email protected] with copy to [email protected] and [email protected].

The deadline for receiving the expression of interest is Friday, 26th of December.

 


Opening for Research Assistant

Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Job Summary: This Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) Research Intern II will assist the Primary Investigator (Jonathan Savitz, PhD) and research team in coordinating all procedures associated with ongoing and future research studies. This will include recruitment and scheduling of potential research participants, performing assessments, and collecting and managing data from a variety of processes (behavioral, interview, neuroimaging, etc.) according to established protocols while demonstrating the highest degree of confidentiality and customer service skills. The Research Assistant will be involved in research investigating the effects of an inflammatory challenge on symptoms and brain function in patients with depression and anxiety. Primary responsibilities of this position include: Participant recruitment, appointment scheduling, and eligibility screening; conducting clinical interviews; administering behavioral measures; collecting biological specimens; assisting at neuroimaging sessions, setting-up and maintaining equipment and supplies; obtaining and preparing documentation and correspondence; managing and organizing electronic data; supervising volunteers assisting with the research projects.  Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, biomedical engineering, computer science, or other closely related field. Work Experience: Preference for applicants with previous experience in a research setting.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Proven effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • High level of motivation and persistence in problem solving
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work independently
  • Proven ability to maintain and protect confidential information
  • Openness to learning new skills.

Candidates should e-mail the following materials to Jonathan Savitz at [email protected]

  • A cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • E-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references

Opening for Postdoc Position 

Yale University, Neuroimmunology

Posted 12-02-20 

The Kaffman lab is investigating the role that microglia play in mediating the neurodevelopmental and behavioral changes seen in mice exposed to early life stress. The lab is a member of the Ribicoff Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale, which is a dynamic and large group of neuroscientists studying the molecular biology of different complex behaviors in rodents. We have several exciting projects that use cutting edge technologies in neuroimmunology, genomics, and imaging in mice. For information on recent publications from the Kaffman lab see, White 2020 (DOI: 10.7554/eLife.58301), Johnson et al 2018 (PMID: 29463821), Johnson and Kaffman 2018 (PMID:28625767) and Delpech et al. 2016 (PMID:27301858).

We are looking for highly motivated and talented neuroimmunologist with the following expertise:

• Sorting and characterizing immune cells with flow cytometry
• Microscopy work including confocal and image J quantification
• Tissue cutting and processing for immunohistochemistry
• Experience working with mice including handling, perfusion, and brain dissection
• Protein work including Western blot and ELISA
• Excellent verbal and writing skills in English

Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroimmunology and/or neuroscience, and email the following materials to Arie Kaffman at [email protected]:

• A cover letter describing their interests and technical skills
• Updated CV
• e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references

Salary will be commensurate with experience according to NIH postdoc stipends


 

Opening for Postdoc Fellowship Position

Penn State Child Maltreatment
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program
DEADLINE – January 15, 2021 by 5:00 EST

Posted 11-20-20

Penn State University’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network (solutionsnetwork.psu.edu) is now accepting applications for our 2-year NICHD-funded T32 (solutionsnetwork.psu.edu/t32-grant) post-doctoral fellowship in child maltreatment science. The training will allow fellows to specialize in several training tracks including a) Biology and Health, b) Developmental Processes, c) Prevention and Treatment, and d) Policy and Administrative Data Systems. This training is one of the few opportunities for new scholars to develop expertise across the wide spectrum of child maltreatment science.

Penn State University is also home to the NICHD P50 Capstone Center of Excellence in Child Maltreatment Research and Training - Penn State’s Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies and fellows would get the opportunity to work on several large-scale research projects, that include child welfare-involved youth, intervention and prevention projects as well as longitudinal studies on predictors of child maltreatment, youth and family outcomes, and child welfare data and services.

Fellows will benefit from the comprehensive, multi-level and transdisciplinary training program that seeks to develop transdisciplinary scholars. Postdoctoral fellows will work with a mentor team from a group of 13 faculty experts in child maltreatment. Fellows will also work with a set of secondary mentors from a group of 25 Penn State faculty with specialties including, but not limited to education, biology, genetics, treatment, human development, administrative data systems, social determinants of health, emotional and cognitive development, physical health, behavioral economics, and neuroscience. Fellows will be trained in research ethics, professional development, and grant writing, as well as gain experience in implementing research and translating findings to influence practice and policy within the child maltreatment field. Fellows will also get the opportunity to participate in a summer training institute on child maltreatment in partnership with other P50 Centers and attend P50 Center meetings at NIH. Women, minorities, protected veterans, LGBTQIA+ people, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply 

Preferred applicants will have a doctorate in a relevant area of study, excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience in conducting research and data analysis on child maltreatment research or related area.

Start date for fellowship is flexible (ideally early July, 2021). Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, a 5-page double-spaced statement of interest that includes their previous experience, career goals, and indicate two primary training tracks of interest and preferred primary and secondary mentors (please see website for specific application instructions), a writing sample, and two letters of recommendations by JANUARY 15, 2021 by 5:00 PM EST to Yo Jackson, Ph.D., ABPP, Penn State University, Department of Psychology, [email protected].

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 


 

Opening for Postdoctoral Research Fellow
T32 Program on Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Posted 10-28-2020 

Program Goal: The primary goal of our program is to train research scientists in the development and use of basic theories and research in psychology to elucidate issues in mental and physical health. The focus of the program is on research training in the integration of biological, psychological, social, and ethnic/racial, and cultural levels of analysis to study mental health in relation to physical health. Quantitative methods, diversity science, and translational science, including research with clinical populations, are training strengths of the program. Research goals that integrate new ways of investigating psychopathology in line with the RDoC are welcomed. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/rdoc/index.shtml Underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Structure: One scholar will be appointed for two years beginning July to September 2021. A postdoctoral scholar enters the program with a designated primary and secondary faculty mentor. Individualized plans of supervised research (IDPs), involvement in labs, and appropriate coursework are designed by each trainee with mentors and approved by training directors.

Faculty: The program is led by Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter (Director), Julie Bower (Co-Director). and Annette Stanton (Co-Director). Nearly 20 faculty in psychology and other departments and schools at UCLA serve as faculty mentors in the program. These individuals have expertise in the following areas: Biological processes in mental and physical health and disorders; Psychoneuroimmunology; Stress, coping, and social support processes; Health behavior, obesity, and addiction; Ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on mental and physical health. See website for full list of program faculty and their areas of research expertise: https://health.psych.ucla.edu/fellowships/. You may consult Director Dunkel Schetter regarding currently available primary and secondary mentors.

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. from an accredited psychology program. In order to qualify for this federally funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Applicants are not eligible if they have received 3 years of prior PHS support.

Stipend:  Stipend levels are set by the NIMH and depend on years of post-doctoral experience.

How to Apply:  Applicants should send a brief letter describing: (1) their background, (2) area(s) of interest and possible mentors, (3) proposed objectives for the fellowship. A curriculum vitae and selected prints/reprints should be included. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the address (post or email) below.  All correspondence should be addressed to:

Chris Dunkel Schetter
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
UCLA Department of Psychology
Psychology Building 1285
Los Angeles, CA 90095
[email protected]

We review applications and conduct telephone or in-person interviews to make final decisions. Postdoctoral offers are made on the basis of the strength of the applicant, fit with the program, and maintenance of a balance of interests among the faculty mentors. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Last date for application is January 1.

For more information please visit our website: https://health.psych.ucla.edu/fellowships/


 

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posted 9-23-2020

Short Description Summarizing Position: Full-time, 100%, (12-month), renewable appointment (contingent on
funding) in Integrative Immunology and Behavior. The Department of Animal Sciences seeks a highly motivated individual to join a team studying how age and diet affect the gut-brain-axis and neuroinflammation. The successful candidate will utilize mouse models to analyze how dietary fiber, short chain fatty acids and intestinal free fatty acid receptors interact to modulate microglial immune status.

Responsibilities include:
• Experiment design, implementation and sample analysis
• Management of conventional and transgenic mouse colonies
• Data analysis, report preparation and manuscript preparation
• Supervise undergraduate students and interact with graduate students
• Collection of data and completion of all duties must adhere to scientific and safety protocols

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Biology, Animal Sciences, Immunology, Nutrition, or a closely related field. Must be able to work legally in the U.S. Excellent writing, communication, and statistical skills are necessary. A commitment to research, and an ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

Preferred Skills: Experience with transgenic mouse models, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and neuroanatomy are preferred. Interest in dietary effects on immune system and behavior is preferred.

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible after close date.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Resources: Successful candidates will be provided with excellent facilities and access to core facilities such as the W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, and the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center. The Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) (http://www.aces.illinois.edu/) are widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. Potential collaborations exist and are encouraged both within and outside of the department. Additional information regarding the department can be found at www.ansc.illinois.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply, please provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement
and the names and contact information of three references. All requested information must be submitted to
Laurie Rund ([email protected]).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of
a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO


McNair Scholars Program – McNair Scholar

Request for Applications - Posted 9-15-20

Overview.  Through a generous gift from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, MDACC is recruiting one junior faculty physician-scientist with demonstrated expertise in neuroscience research, including but not limited to, neuromodulation, immunotherapy, pain, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, neurodegeneration, regenerative medicine/aging, and diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions and disorders. The primary goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide support and guidance for junior faculty members over a period of eight years with 80% dedicated effort in the laboratory performing relevant translational research. During this interval, physician scientist will continue to provide care for cancer patients. Upon successful completion, the physician-scientist will have established her/himself as an independent investigator with multiple important publications who has competed successfully for external grant funding, on a path to becoming one of tomorrow's leaders.

Eligibility.  Candidates must be tenure track, outside the MD Anderson faculty or an advanced postdoctoral or clinical fellow at MDACC. Eligible candidates should hold an MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree. At least two years of prior research experience is required. The candidate should have shown evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and proof of scientific accomplishments. The successful candidate should be Board qualified or Board eligible in a clinical specialty relevant to the applicant’s research. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be a US citizen or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess verification of legal admission as a permanent US resident at the time of acceptance to the program. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to apply. The program has already provided a major mechanism for recruiting exceptional physician-scientists from other major universities.

Scope and Curriculum.  Physician-Scientists devote 20% effort to patient care responsibilities and 80% protected effort to research activities. Dedicated research training and a senior faculty mentor/supervisor are assigned from among basic scientists in the nstitution. A faculty mentor from a clinical department is also desirable.

Program Resources.  The program will be funded by the McNair Foundation for a total of eight years. The McNair Foundation will fund the program as follows: $500,000 in year one, two, three and four and $100,000 in year five, six seven and eight. Scholars will be eligible for additional resources provided by the institution.

Additional Requirements.  Additional requirements of the program will be discussed with final candidates upon selection.

Recruitment Committee.  Pre-qualified candidates will present to the recruitment committee for vetting. In addition, final candidates will present
to the foundation for final selection.  

Application. Please provide a CV and 1-2 page synopsis of planned research to Jene’ Reinartz at [email protected].

 


 

University of Cincinnati, Research Assistant
July 17, 2020

Research Assistant

A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric S. Wohleb in the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Studies in the lab seek to understand how neuron-microglia interactions contribute to synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathological conditions. The lab uses multiple molecular and cellular techniques to examine neurobiological adaptations that shape behavior and cognition.

This position will support the objectives of the laboratory by carrying out experimental studies in rodent models (i.e., behavior tests, molecular or cellular assays) and acting as an assistant to graduate and postdoctoral trainees in the lab. Other duties will include maintaining daily log of research activities, ordering lab supplies, monitoring the health of the animal colonies, performing annual maintenance on lab equipment, and maintaining all facilities in compliance with regulatory standards(i.e., OSHA, IACUC, AAALAC). Training will be provided in research areas with which he/she is less familiar.

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Research-Assistant-OH-45201/661511300/

 


 

University of Cincinnati, Post Doc Fellow
July 20, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow – Neuron-microglia interactions in health and disease

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric S. Wohleb in the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Studies in the lab seek to understand how neuron-microglia interactions contribute to synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathological conditions. The lab uses multiple molecular and cellular techniques to examine neurobiological adaptations that shape behavior and cognition, including: flow cytometry/ fluorescence-activated cell sorting, cell type-specific RNA-Seq, neuropharmacology, viral-mediated gene manipulations, neuronal modulation via chemogenetics, knock-out/ inducible Cre-recombinase transgenic mice, and confocal microscopy/ 3D image analyses. The candidate will be provided with significant training in research areas with which he/she is less familiar, as well as mentoring to support development as an independent investigator.

This position is fully supported, however, the candidate will be encouraged to apply for postdoctoral fellowships and internal NIH-sponsored training grants.

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Post-Doc-Fellow-OH-45201/661930200/