Summary of Duties: The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience has an opening for a junior postdoctoral position for an NIH-funded research programs.
We are specifically welcoming applications from highly motivated individuals with interest in neurobiology of cocaine- and heroin-seeking behaviors, drug memory reconsolidation, endocannabinoid mechanisms in drug addiction and who have demonstrated expertise in cellular/molecular neuroscience and proficiency with Western blotting and immunohistochemistry.
The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (http://ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu/) is an academic unit of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (https://wsu.edu/). International neuroscience faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study substance abuse, ingestive behavior, stress, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Furthermore, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience, in addition to postdoctoral training.
The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment.
Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to innumerable outdoor recreation opportunities. It has received accolades for highest quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation (http://www.pullman-wa.gov/about-pullman/awards-and-recognitions).
Required Qualifications: Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or in another relevant field (e.g., chemistry, biology, psychology) Evidence of strong background and research productivity Excellent writing skills
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.