Postdoc Position Available at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine

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Job Title: Associate Professor

Location: Bar Harbor, ME

Job Description

A joint postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Vivek Kumar and Kristen O’Connell The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, Maine. We seek a postdoctoral scientist to study the neural circuitry underlying reward and motivation in the context of addiction in the mammalian brain.

The position is ideally suited for an individual with a strong background in electrophysiology and imaging who is also interested in learning mouse molecular genetics and genomics to address important neurobiological questions. Dr. Kumar and his colleagues at JAX have significant expertise in the genetics of complex traits, and ample opportunities will be provided for independent training in cutting edge genomics, including genome editing and single cell genomics. The O’Connell laboratory has expertise in the synaptic neurophysiology of hypothalamic circuits related to regulation of food intake and body weight.

The Candidate

We seek motivated candidates, with PhD or nearing completion of PhD, who are eager to take advantage of the unique opportunities available at JAX to advance their careers by combining existing neuroscience expertise with unparalleled genetics and genomics training. Emphasis is placed on training the next generation of scientific leaders through the JAX Whole Scientist Program. Exceptional candidates can show early independence through the JAX Scholars Program.

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