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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore County, MD
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Nov 25, 2022

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*Postdoctoral Scientist - Neural circuits of emotion and decision making* *The Juarez Lab ([ at the *University of Maryland-Baltimore (Baltimore, MD)* is seeking a *postdoctoral scientist*. The candidate will lead research projects focused on determining how cellular excitability regulates emotional states and decision-making behaviors for natural and drug reward. The Juarez lab uses circuit dissecting ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiology, fiber photometry, viral based CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing, and methods to manipulate neural activity in animal models of stress and substance-use disorders. We also use open-source technologies to further our research goals and hope to develop new ones to contribute to the community. Experience with mouse behavior, neurophysiological recordings, molecular biology, and/or computational modeling is preferred, but not required. UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses.
Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites.
For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the [COVID-19 website]( *Responsibilities:*
* Design, perform, and analyze experiments.
* Present data at group meetings and conferences.
* Contribute to writing of publications, create figures for papers and grants.
* Assist with management of mouse colony.

*The Juarez lab* is dedicated to the career development of scientists, whether they want to remain in academia or not. The Juarez lab believes that an equitable and diverse research environment produces the best scientific discovery. *Required Education/Experience:*
*Doctoral degree (PhD/MD/DVM) in specialty area from an accredited university training program.* UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at []( If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact []( Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
*Job: *Postdoctoral Fellows
*Organization: *School of Medicine - Basic Science Departments
*Job Posting: *Aug 16, 2022
Associated topics: clinical, cytometry, diet, healthcare, immunology, medical, medicine, metabolism, pharmacy, physiology
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