Fellow (Post Doc) (Psychological Sciences)
Kansas State University
Fellow (Post Doc) (Psychological Sciences)
Apply now Department: 3670020240 Psychological Sciences Job no: 511808 Employment type: Post Doc (Term) Location: Manhattan, Kansas Categories: Natural / Quantitative Sciences Pay Grade: 001
About This Role:
The Psychological Sciences Department at Kansas State University invites applications to work in Dr. Kirkpatrick’s reward, timing, and decision (RTD) laboratory. The RTD Laboratory has an open post-doctoral fellowship to work on an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The position is available to start on or after April 1, 2022, to conduct research on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of time-based interventions designed to moderate impulsive choices in rats. The RTD laboratory has developed and validated innovative interventions to promote self-control in rats and we are now poised to study the neural circuity that underlies the interventions. The applicant will join a multi-disciplinary research group working with cutting-edge behavioral analyses, ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging, chemo genetics neuromodulation of frontal-striatal circuits, assessments of neural activity, and advanced computational modeling. The post-doctoral fellow will also work within the $10.6M Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity center https: //www. k-state.edu/cnap, which provides state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant research community to provide an overall outstanding research training environment.
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https: // www. k-state.edu/hcs/benefits
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
The Department of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to foster diversity in a commitment to recruit, retain and resource peoples historically under-represented in university education in the United States. Fostering diversity goes beyond increasing the numbers of under- represented students, faculty, and staff. It also includes a commitment to substantial curricular offerings, resources, and programming that foregrounds the knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and histories of marginalized communities. A truly diverse college culture and structure will benefit all members of the university community to better serve and excel in an increasingly global and multicultural world.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Recent Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Physiology, or related field
Stereotaxic surgeries in rodents
Formal training in statistical analyses
Good written and oral communication skills
Neuromodulation techniques such as chemo genetics and/or optogenetics
Neural assessment techniques such as immunohistochemistry, magnetic resonance imaging, calcium imaging, and/or electrophysiology
Fluorescent and/or confocal microscopy
Behavioral analysis techniques in rodents
Knowledge of MATLAB, R, JMP, or related software
Project management and/or teamwork experience
Experience mentoring undergraduate students
K-State new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless granted an exemption by the university) by December 8, 2021 or their first day of employment. To learn more about this requirement and potential exemptions, please visit K-State’s COVID-19 website.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Statement of Research Interests and Experiences
Three professional references with contact information
Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2022.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: Nov 17, 2021 Central Standard Time Applications close: Open until filled