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Post Doctoral Fellow

Requisition Number:

30468

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

14-May-2021

Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for a post-doctoral training opportunity available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered through the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH).  Several investigators may serve as possible mentors for an outstanding candidate who wishes to further their training in behavior genetics.  Projects include large human genetics studies, molecular genetics, and mouse behavioral studies aimed at uncovering and understanding genes related to mental health disorders.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is one of the world’s leading institutes for genetic research on behavior. Internationally renowned research projects include the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Study and Longitudinal Twin Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the Colorado Drug Research Center, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. IBG is home to a DNA repository (about 40K samples) for research on human behavior, as well as studying behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic, and knockout-gene mice. Current research areas include aging, alcohol, behavioral development, brain structure and function, cognitive abilities and executive functions, drug abuse, evolution, neurodegenerative disease, nicotinic receptors, personality, psychopathology, reading and learning disabilities, and synaptic plasticity.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Post-doctoral training opportunities are available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered through the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH).  Several investigators may serve as possible mentors for an outstanding candidate who wishes to further their training in behavior genetics. Projects include large human genetics studies, molecular genetics, and mouse behavioral studies aimed at uncovering and understanding genes related to mental health disorders.  Successful applicants will have the opportunity to supervise and interact with junior graduate and undergraduate students. More information about IBG and the training program is located at www.colorado.edu/ibg.

What You Should Know

This position is restricted to US citizens or Green Card holders because of the funding source, but applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

What We Can Offer

The salary range will be from $53,760 to $56,712, based on years of experience.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Genetics or related field (by the time of start date).

Expertise in some of these areas: human statistical genetics, mouse behavioral genetics, neuroscience, imaging genetics.  Applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors directly at www.colorado.edu/ibg

What We Would Like You To Have

Publications in the area of the proposed post-doctoral training.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Paper(s): Please include 1-3 published papers relevant to your skills and interests. (Please combine into a single PDF)
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for one reference and we will request a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin Monday, May 24, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.  For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Marissa Ehringer

Posting Contact Email: marissa.ehringer@colorado.edu