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Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience / Conte Center

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,952. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: August 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Wish to manipulate new stress-sensitive projections? discover how early-life stress/adversity impacts brain maturation? Postdoc in amazing South California? Join the team!
An exciting opportunity for a NIH funded position(s) available to apply state of the art molecular and circuit approaches to probe and target cell-type specific neuronal populations (e.g., those expressing CRH receptor type 1) in the reward circuitry. We probe the circuit mechanisms by which early life experiences / stress promote enduring disruptions of adult motivated behaviors.
Join a vibrant, open, multidisciplinary and diverse lab in a top-notch university in Southern California. The project is within the lab of Tallie Z. Baram in the Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy/Neurobiology.
Recent PhD, relevant experience in molecular and/or circuit Neuroscience Successful candidates will have a strong publication record, broad passion for Neuroscience and a collegiate approach, including the ability to maintain effective interactions and collaborations with team members. The position will be appointed at a level commensurate with the education and experience of the individual candidate and is for a period of three years with the possibility of renewal. Applications from members of groups underrepresented in STEM are encouraged.
Key words: Neuroscience, reward, stress, optogenetics, chemogenetics, circuit, transgenic mice, stress-sensitive cells, early-life stress, corticotropin releasing hormone
For more information regarding the Conte Center, please visit: Conte Center @ UCI
Application Procedure:
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae which should include a record of research experience, Inclusive Excellence activities statement , complete a Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration form and the names of three references via the UCI application process at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in neuroscience, systems biology, relevant experience in molecular and/or circuit Neuroscience.

Application Requirements

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Job location

Irvine, CA