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Date Posted: 12-APR-2017
PIN Number: #23153
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Pharmacology is recruiting for a fulltime, non-tenure track faculty position as Research Assistant Professor available immediately to investigate the role of Wnt/beta-catenin and microRNAs in potassium channel tolerance to alcohol exposure of striatal neurons and in the transition from alcohol use to alcohol dependence.

Requirements: 1) a Ph.D. in Physiology, Neuroscience, or Pharmacology; 2) at least five years of postdoctoral experience with a solid record of publications relevant to the specific field of investigation; 3) hands-on proficiency or, at least, familiarity with the following techniques: patch-clamp electrophysiology (voltage- and current-clamp) in both slices and isolated MSN from rodent striatum; recombinant DNA and biochemical methods, including use of microRNAs and quantitation of transcripts; total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy; 4) successful experience in directing junior fellows and leading a small research group. The selected candidate will be responsible for directly supervising laboratory students, fellows and technicians, writing scientific papers, presenting data at scientific meetings and applying for grants. The candidate will report directly to the Department Chair.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter to Alex Dopico, PhD, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

71 S. Manassas Street, Suite 231
Memphis, TN 38103

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