Postdoctoral Position - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Written by Leah Pyter, PhD  
Tuesday, 07 March 2017

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Pyter Lab at Ohio State University in the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Columbus, OH. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on the role of the gut microbiome in chemotherapy-induced cancer behavioral comorbidities. Cancer treatments (chemotherapy) are associated with impaired brain functions, though the mechanisms by which this occurs are poorly understood. Recent evidence that the gut microbiome can influence behavior suggests that this pathway may be important for “chemobrain.” The successful applicant will pursue basic and clinical research to understand the potential relationship between the gut microbiome and behavior in the context of cancer.

Applicants must hold a recently completed Ph.D. (within the last 2 years) and have a strong background in immunology/inflammation, psychobiology, neuroscience, or microbiology. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and a demonstrable publication record are required. Experience with rodent cancer models, rodent behavioral testing, tissue culture, and standard immune and molecular biology techniques are desirable.

For more information on our lab and relevant publications please see:

To apply: Applicant should email a single PDF including: a cover letter with research interests and short- and long-term goals, their CV, and the names and contact info of 3 references to Dr. Leah Pyter at

Ohio State University is home to a world-renown center for the study of brain-immune interactions (the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research) and the highest rated NCI Cancer Center. Columbus is a booming, but affordable, city and easy to navigate.


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