Perform intravital multiphoton imaging for neuroscience studies. The project will use in vivo multiphoton imaging and activity-dependent reporters to investigate neural ensembles engaged by drug and non-drug motivated behavior.
The successful candidate will have published proficiency in intravital imaging and motivation to develop techniques to image superficial and subcortical structures. Candidates should have strong communication skills, a record of scientific productivity, and a desire to work both independently and as part of a team.
The Neuroscience Research Center is home to over 100 neuroscientists and the Medical College of Wisconsin has numerous core facilities and other resources to promote scientific training and multidisciplinary research.
- Develop and conduct experiments to study neural ensembles in mesocorticolimbic circuitry engaged by self-administration of drugs of abuse and/or non-drug rewards. Develop protocols to enable long-term studies involving repeated in vivo multiphoton imaging.
- Perform experiments under the direction of the Principle Investigator, including other studies involving drug and non-drug motivated behaviors.
- Develop and conduct laboratory procedures including timely data analysis and archiving of data obtained in one or more areas of laboratory investigation.
- Adapt to general laboratory procedures to accomplish specific experimental goals of the laboratory, working closely in team setting with other members of the lab team.
- Participate in meetings with PI and other laboratory personnel to discuss and evaluate research being undertaken and in progress.
- Perform surgical procedures and behavioral experiments.
Perform other duties as assigned. Some experiments may require work on the weekends, although this is not routine.
Qualifications | Minimum Position Qualifications
Required background: PhD in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Engineering or other relevant field. Experience with intravital imaging.