Number of Vacancies
06 - School of Medicine
H0613-Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Perform scientific techniques or research protocols. Assist the Principal Investigator in designing and performing protocols. Design and perform experiments. Collect and log research data. Participate in implementing research objectives, ensuring compliance with all legal, regulatory and protocol guidelines. Assist other lab members with experiments as required. May mentor research assistants and students.
With the assistance of the mentor, find and write research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grant funding. Responsibilities may also include coordinating correspondence with applicants and grantees, acknowledging receipts of proposals, and maintaining a system to track proposals.
Evaluate and perform preliminary analysis of the data using graphs, charts or tables to highlight the key points of the research results collected in accordance with the research protocols as stipulated.
Prepare and present presentations regarding research project results for professional, scientific and academic conferences. Summarize and organize data results for submittal to academic and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals. Write scientific manuscripts and other documents for publication. Fact-check, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy.
Maintain the laboratory work areas including routine maintenance on laboratory equipment as required. Order and organize required research supplies and records. Maintain cleanliness and organization of work station.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
NIH/NIDA funded postdoctoral research position is available in the Perrine Lab on a collaborative project between the Perrine Lab at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and the Avanaki Lab at the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL. The available position is in Detroit and part of a vibrant research group focusing on application of cutting edge imaging methods to the neurobiology of addiction and stress. This research project will employ photoacoustics in vivo in a pre-clinical model of addiction to study the neuronal and vascular effects of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in rats (see the link below to the grant details).
Requires advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning, predominantly intellectual in character. This knowledge is acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
Experience Intermediate (3 to 4 years job-related experience)
Job related experience can include doctorate training. Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred. Must have distinguished themselves in research. Prior recipient of funding for research based on individual achievements.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to work independently. Ability to secure grants and funding for research. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.
This position is available to a well-qualified, highly motivated and eager to learn scientist who wishes to develop scientific and professional skills in a friendly and stimulating environment.
Applicants should hold, or be about to hold a PhD or a MD/PhD with Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics, Biomedical Physics, or Computer Engineering background. Knowledge of optics, ultrasound, and photoacoustics is required. Experience with animal (rat) models, handling and surgery is a positive.
Experience in instrumentation, in particular, data acquisition, signal processing are the key requirements for this position. Applicants who have experience in programming are preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as grant application opportunities will exist. Applicants will be expected to work independently and as part of an integrative team, and be responsible, forward-thinking, and pleasant to work alongside.
Additional Notes: https://reporter.nih.gov/search/qgTyUSSEPkGaDTNziD6jTQ/project-details/10104951
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