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Position at: Villanova University
Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Postdoctoral Fellow within the Department of Biology, in the area of behavioral ecology. The position has a starting date of August 2019. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College’s teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience (MSE) program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to faculty positions. Positions are 50:50 research and teaching. The fellow will conduct research in collaboration with the faculty mentor (Dr. Robert Curry, http://robertcurrylab.com ) and will have opportunities to supervise undergraduate research. In addition, the fellow will team-teach a laboratory science course for non-science majors and develop undergraduate or Masters-level courses in ecology and/or animal behavior. Initial appointment is for two years, with a third year possible by mutual agreement between the fellow, the faculty mentor, and the College. Further information about the department is available at http://biology.villanova.edu . Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Application portal: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/15607 Candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology/Biological Sciences or a related field and research interests in behavioral and evolutionary ecology of birds or spiders are encouraged to apply. Applicants with expertise in field studies of avian cognition, social networks, mate choice, or hybridization will be particularly well suited for this position.
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Position at: Texas A&M University
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Dr. Stephen Maren’s Emotion and Memory Systems laboratory in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. The position is associated with an NIH-funded project exploring the neurobiological mechanisms of stress-induced impairments in forms of learning (e.g.,extinction) that are central to behavioral therapies for pathological fear. Studies will aim to identify the neurobiological mechanisms and circuits by which stress dysregulates the prefrontal cortex and impairs extinction and other forms of emotion regulation. Our approach utilizes state-of-the-science methods to selectively tag, manipulate, and functionally characterize identified neural circuits involved in emotional learning and memory in behaving animals. In addition to training in these and other methods, trainees will receive comprehensive professional development training in scientific publication and communication, grant writing, and laboratory management. Ultimately, the primary goal of the fellowship is to facilitate transition of the fellow to an independent scientific career. Located in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building and centered in the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN; http://tamin.tamu.edu), Dr. Maren’s laboratory is highly collaborative and offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary research training. Eligible applicants will have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, or related discipline. Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral trainees and fellows. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans; we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and training histories who will bring novel perspectives to the laboratory and research. Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to Dr. Maren at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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