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Behavioral Pharmacologist or Physiologist

Hiring Organization:
Contract position with the U.S. Government

Date Posted:
2013-04-23

Position Description:
Behavioral evaluations using automated operant behavioral tests remain an indispensible tool for understanidng primate behavior and for characterizing the safety and efficacy of drugs and environmental variables. Combined with physiological assessment, a fuller understanding of basic mechanisms and drug action can be achieved. To accomplish such evaluations with the highest levels of research integrity, animals should be trained to comply with necessary biosampling and related procedures so as not to disrupt behavioral and physiological assessments.

We seek a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a diverse research team of senior PhD scientists and technicians. The candidiate must be a US citizen and have excellent communication skills. Experience working with large animal models (e.g., macaque species, vervet monkeys, or other non-human primates) is necessary.

** US citizens only **

Qualifications/Experience:
Required:
US citizen.
PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or Physiology (or related field).
Direct research experience with non-human primates (or possibly with other large animal models).
Excellent communication skills (written and oral).

Desired:
A strong publication record.
Experience writing research protocols.
Proficient in training primates for compliance with a variety of procedures (e.g., conscious biosampling).
Physiological assessment.
Experience with social housing in a laboratory environment.

Salary/funding:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Term of Appointment:
1 year with possibility of annual renewal(s)

Application Deadline:
until filled

Comments:
email CV to drtoddmyers@gmail.com

Contact Information:
Todd Myers, PhD
Greater Baltimore Maryland region, MD
USA

E-mail Address:
drtoddmyers@gmail.com

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