A Research Fellow position is available with the focus on mechanisms of learning and memory in the laboratory of Dr. Natalie Tronson, Psychology Department. In particular, the Tronson Lab is interested in the molecular basis for memory formation and its modulation by stress and inflammation. The Tronson Lab is committed to building a collaborative research environment within the laboratory, and more broadly at the University of Michigan. Successful candidates will be supported, in part by funding from NIMH.
The Tronson Lab uses a combination of mouse behavioral tasks and biochemistry assays, together with surgical, genetic, and pharmacological manipulations to study modulation of memory. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in learning and memory, and be well versed in design and analysis, and interpretation of behavioral studies in rodents, biochemistry, and/or neuroimmunology, with an interest in learning others.
Responsibilities include design, execution, publication and presentation of research projects, assisting with training of other laboratory members, and active involvement in the laboratory community. It is also expected that the Research Fellow will actively pursue appropriate funding opportunities.
A PhD in a field related to neuroscience (broadly defined), and experience in behavioral studies, biochemistry, and/or neuroimmunology. Applicants should have a track record of published research commensurate with their training level.