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Job Summary: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION is available immediately at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) to study the neuroprotective role of the endocannabinoid system in an animal model of neuroAIDS. The laboratory uses cellular, pharmacological, and behavioral techniques in combination with live cell imaging and electrophysiology to understand the underlying mechanisms of HIV protein and (endo)cannabinoid interactions. Currently we are seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and independent candidate with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. (received within the last 2 years) with extensive hands on experience in behavioral and molecular neuroscience, receptor pharmacology, immunology, and/or signaling assays. Previous experience with animal research and behavioral and molecular neuroscience is a requirement. Candidates who have a strong background in running behavioral assays and western blotting, PCR RNA isolation/quantification and RTqPCR, immunostaining, FACS, and/or MACS are preferred. Experiences in these techniques should be discussed in the research statement. Training can/will be provided for a range of cell culture models as well as in vitro live cell imaging. In addition, the postdoctoral scholar will be mentored to facilitate their transition to an independent research career through the development of writing and presentation skills and through national and international collaborations. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Minimum Qualifications: Conduct various behavioral and molecular experiments to understand the underlying mechanisms of the neuroprotective role of endocannabinoids in HIV-1 Tat neurotoxicity -Perform original, independent research in the lab -Work closely with Principal Investigators who provide guidance and mentoring on research projects -Publish in peer-reviewed journals, presenting research findings at national and international conferences and participating in journal clubs and laboratory meetings Previous experience with animal research and behavioral and molecular neuroscience is a requirement. Candidates who have a strong background in running behavioral assays and western blotting, PCR RNA isolation/quantification and RTqPCR, immunostaining, FACS, and/or MACS are preferred. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements before starting the postdoctoral position and have less than 2 years of current postdoctoral experience.Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree or MD from an accredited doctoral program

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