The Bortolato lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Utah is delighted to announce two new positions for highly motivated Post-Doctoral scientists / Research Assistant Professors, generously sponsored by two new R01 and three R21 grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The successful applicants will join a vibrant team of researchers committed to understanding the biology of pathological aggression and tic disorders. Our research is based on a translational strategy, which combines clinical and preclinical research with a strong focus on developing novel therapies for these disorders. To this end, we have developed unique models of these disorders and successfully translated some of our discoveries into clinical trials. Our multifaceted approach integrates behavioral, biochemical, molecular biological, and neuroanatomical techniques and offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and make a tangible impact in these critical areas of medical science. Our laboratory collaborates with a vast network of biologists and clinicians all over the world and is currently spearheading clinical and preclinical research to solve some of the central questions related to these disorders, including the mechanisms of sex differences, gene x environment interactions, as well as the neural processes whereby stress exacerbates symptoms.
Key Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Neuroendocrinology, or related fields with an established track record in one or more of the following:
1. Proteomics/ protein biochemistry
2. Immunofluorescence and neuroanatomy (tracing, etc.)
3. Behavioral procedures in rodents (preferably previous experience with operant chambers and/or machine learning analysis)
Experience with animal models and/or translational science is essential.