Postdoctoral Fellow position available in Neuroendocrinology in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Lehman at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (posted March 14, 2019)

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the area of Neuroendocrine Control of Reproduction in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Lehman at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. The goal of the federally-funded research projects is to identify the mechanisms by which hypothalamic neuron populations regulate secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone and its feedback control by ovarian hormones. Research will focus on the roles of neuropeptides expressed in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus.

Candidates must have a PhD degree and solid experience with neuroendocrine research, neuroanatomy of the hypothalamus, and contemporary techniques. Suitable candidates must also have excellent organizational and communication skills, be enthusiastic about their work, and be highly motivated to succeed.  The selected candidate will receive training in a highly collaborative environment and state-of-the-art facilities. Salaries are competitive and additional training opportunities are available through the Brain Health Research Institute at Kent State. Applicants should send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Dr. Michael Lehman at lehman@kent.edu.

Postdoctoral Position on GnRH signaling in the Department of Pharmacology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Dr. Dan Bernard’s Laboratory) (posted February 20, 2019)

The laboratory of Dr. Dan Bernard in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (http://www.mcgill.ca/bernardlab/home) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead a CIHR-funded project on Mechanisms of GnRH action in pituitary gonadotrope cells, using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. The individual selected for the position will also be expected contribute to the mentoring and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students in the lab, and to submit applications for competitive post-doctoral funding.

The position is available as of March 1, 2019 and will remain open until filled.

Qualifications:

1) Completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline within the last two years

2) Demonstrated experience in molecular and cellular biology, cellular signaling, biochemistry, mouse genetics, systems physiology, and endocrinology

3) Established track-record, including first-author publications in high quality English language journals

4) Must be able to work independently

5) Strong writing and organizational skills

To apply:

Please assemble the following information into a single .pdf file, which should be sent to daniel.bernard@mcgill.ca. The text of the cover letter should also be pasted into the body of the email.

1) A cover letter with a statement of research interests and experience, and future career goals

2) A CV with a complete list of published (and submitted) papers (including pre-prints), conference presentations, and scholarships/awards. Please do not list manuscripts in preparation.

3) A .pdf version of what you consider your most significant publication to date

4) Contact information for three references

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Positions at University of California, San Diego (Dr. Alexander S. Kauffman’s Laboratory) (posted February 19, 2019)

The Kauffman Lab at U.C. San Diego (http://repro.ucsd.edu/Kauffman/default.aspx) has openings for up to 2 post-doctoral researchers to study the role of the brain in regulating reproductive hormone secretion as well as the effects of hormones on brain circuits controlling puberty and fertility. Research is conducted in mouse models, addressing the interaction of hormones (sex steroids, stress hormones, etc.) and neuropeptides (kisspeptin, neurokinin B, GnRH, dynoprhin, GnIH, RFRP-3 etc.) in coordinating the brain’s regulation of puberty and reproduction. Lab techniques include a combination of in vivo animal work (serial blood sampling, DREADDs, icv infusions, fertility assessments, surgeries, etc.) and bench work (in situ hybridization, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, hormone ELISAs, histology, microscopy, etc.).

Prospective post-doc positions are available to start beginning July 1 through November 1, 2019.

Individuals with backgrounds in neuroscience, molecular biology, endocrinology, or reproduction are encouraged to apply.  Must have a proven record of productive research as a graduate student or early-level postdoc. Please note, U.S. citizens or green card holders will receive top preference due to eligibility for departmental T32 training grants and NIH postdoctoral fellowships. However, exceptional international candidates with productive track record may also be considered.  Interested applicants should email Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman (akauffman@ucsd.edu) an updated C.V. and cover letter. 

Postdoctoral fellowship (posted February 15, 2019)

Pew Fellowship Program has a decades-long commitment to supporting groundbreaking research by promising early-career biomedical scientists in the United States and Latin America.  See below how to apply (click on the link).

https://thepewcharitabletrusts.sharefile.com/d-sb63914d8aab4ac5a

Two Postdoctoral Positions at the NIH (Dr. Susan Wray’s Laboratory) (posted September 2018)

Position Type:    Postdoctoral positions at the NIH

Investigator:   Dr. Susan Wray

Affiliation:   Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology, NINDS, NIH

Lab Website:   https://neuroscience.nih.gov/Faculty/Profile/susan-wray.aspx

Position Title 1:  Neurodevelopment – Cell lineage, Neuronal Migration, Axonal Targeting and  Craniofacial development.

Position Title 2:  Mechanisms underlying Neuronal Activity

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