We have NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship positions available to study neuropeptide signaling in the mammalian brain. Our physiological studies aim to understand the role of several neuropeptides in pain modulation, and molecular mechanisms that govern neuropeptide secretion in the brain. These efforts are facilitated by our developmentphotoactivatable neuropeptides, precision pharmacological reagents, and neuropeptide sensors. This work is funded by the NIH Brain Initiative, NIDA and NIGMS.
Candidates with experience in molecular biology, cell culture and fluorescence microscopy are preferred. Additional experience with G-protein coupled receptors, intracellular signaling, electrophysiology, rodent behavior, and/or stereotactic surgery is highly desirable. Candidates must be willing to work as part of a team to contribute to collaborative tool-development projects while also pursuing an additional independent research project that exploits the resulting technologies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology, pharmacology, neuroscience or related fields.
The Banghart Lab is located in the Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), which is the hub of UCSD Neuroscience community. We are proud to work in a highly interactive research environment that embraces diversity and work-life balance in addition to scientific excellence. Both positions will offer opportunities to write grants, train students and present findings at professional conferences. Salary will be a minimum of $50,760 according to UCSD guidelines.