Postdoctoral Fellow - Laboratories of Neuroimmunology - MD Anderson Cancer Center - Symptom Research department (Dr. Dantzer)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7071470

Posted: October 28, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position/Program Description:
A position is open for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in behavioral neuroscience and neuroimmunology to join the Neuroimmunology lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. The research project will study the role of inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction in depression and fatigue using animal models of inflammation and cancer. Experience working with mice and a background in neuroscience, behavioral pharmacology and/or neuroimmunology is preferred. The position is available December 1, 2020.

Research Activity:
• Immunohistochemistry and microscopy studies on brain and other tissues.
• Behavioral assays of fatigue and motivated behavior.
• Work with genetically modified mice.
• Live-cell imaging of neuronal/immune cell physiology.
• Isolate and run biochemical experiments on protein & RNA isolated from mouse tissues
after cell separation when needed.
• Perform pharmacological manipulations in vivo.
• Prepare and write manuscripts for publication.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience with rodent behavioral testing is preferred but not required. Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated, have outstanding experimental skills, and be able to think independently but also work well in a team.

For further information you should contact Birute Ziemiene (

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