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PostDoctoral Associate

Requisition Number:

55487

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

City

Boulder

State

Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Posting Close Date:

24-Apr-2024

Date Posted:

10-Apr-2024

Job Summary

The Donaldson Lab at University of Colorado Boulder (www.zdonaldsonlab.com) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on several funded projects related to the neural basis of pair bonds. Existing approaches in the lab include cellular-resolution calcium imaging during assessment of social behavior, photometry mediated real-time measurement of neuromodulators, opto- and chemo-genetics, activity-dependent labeling, and functional genetic approaches (CRISPRa/i). The successful candidate will work on projects examining multi-animal social behavior with simultaneous neural recordings. Experience with animal handling, rodent behavioral assays, intracranial stereotactic surgery, transcardial perfusion, tissue sectioning, and experience with python, matlab, and/or R is sought, but training opportunities are also available. The successful applicant is expected to have excellent organizational abilities, be able to work independently, and exhibit strong interpersonal skills. Start date is flexible, but ideally no later than December 2024.
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 Donaldson Lab at University of Colorado Boulder (www.zdonaldsonlab.com)

We are an interdisciplinary lab housed within the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Our lab studies the mechanistic basis for individual differences in behavior and how these impact likelihood to develop mental illness. Our work utilizes prairie voles, mice, and post-mortem human tissue, in advanced neurogenetic and circuit-level analysis to better understand how genes and environment shape who we are.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Work on several funded projects related to the neural basis of pair bonds.
  • Existing approaches in the lab include cellular-resolution calcium imaging during assessment of social behavior, photometry mediated real-time measurement of neuromodulators, opto- and chemo-genetics, activity-dependent labeling, and functional genetic approaches (CRISPRa/i).
  • The successful candidate will work on projects examining multi-animal social behavior with simultaneous neural recordings.

What We Can Offer

$52,000 - $65,000 annually based on knowledge and 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.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be pioneering. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Ph.D.

What You Will Need

  • Experience with animal handling, rodent behavioral assays, intracranial stereotactic surgery, transcardial perfusion, tissue sectioning, and experience with python, matlab, and/or R is sought, but training opportunities are also available.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • The successful applicant is expected to have excellent organizational abilities, be able to work independently, and exhibit strong interpersonal skills.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

During the application process you will need to enter contact information for a reference. We will request a letter of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until April 24th, 2024.

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: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu