Research Associate in Basic and Translational Neuroscience

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • May 30, 2024
Full time Sciences and Technology: other Social & Behavioral Sciences Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Research Associate in Basic and Translational Neuroscience

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Nov 03, 2022
Deadline: Nov 03, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Research Associate position in the Academic Support Staff. This appointment will be initially for one (1) year and continuation during that time period and renewal are based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding (limited to three (3) years). Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D degree.

Responsibilities may include a mastery of behavioral, physiological, surgical and neuroendocrine techniques essential to the
examination of neuropeptide action across various nuclei of the brain in the regulation of energy balance. These skills should accompany expertise in other aspects of the systems neuroscience of ingestive behavior, including but not limited to imaging, snRNAseq analyses, and detailed pharmacological expertise.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to conduct behavioral neuroscience research centered on motivation, energy balance, affect arousal, as well as learning and memory using rodent models.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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