Post Doctoral position in the Sombers Lab

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The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University invites outstanding applications for an NIH funded, full time, 12-month position (with a possibility of renewal) of a Postdoctoral Research Associate, under the direction of Dr. Leslie Sombers. The successful candidate(s) will become part of an internationally recognized and multidisciplinary community that spans Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering.

The broad objective of the project is to investigate and quantify endogenous opioid neuropeptides in live brain tissue using background-subtracted fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, microdialysis, and HPLC-MS.

The project(s) will integrate multidisciplinary approaches including electrochemistry, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation, and behavioral analyses.

A successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
• PhD in Neuroscience, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, or related field, with a track record of productivity and innovation
• Solid background and experience in neuroscience with experience in animal behavioral research, microdialysis sampling, electrochemistry, electrophysiology, or optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulations would be an advantage 
• Creative thinking skills and solid command of measurement literature
• Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills

The laboratory is located in the Research Triangle area, which includes Raleigh and NC State. It is a wonderful place to live, providing not just a high quality of life, but many important academic and industrial contacts for future employment.

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills

*A track record of productivity and innovation
*Solid background and experience in measurement science
*Creative thinking skills and solid command of the neuroscience or chemical literature
*Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Solid background in neuroscience with experience in animal behavioral research, microdialysis sampling, electrochemistry, electrophysiology, or optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulations

For further information contact Leslie Sombers via email at leslie_sombers@ncsu.edu

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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