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Postdoctoral Fellow

Company: University of South Carolina
Location: Columbia
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Posting DetailsLogoPosting NumberRTF00016PO20Classification TitlePost Doctoral FellowInternal TitlePostdoctoral FellowCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionCollege of PharmacyDepartmentCOP Drug Discovery and Biomedical SciencesAdvertised Salary Range$45,000 -$50,000Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Type of Grant Funded PositionResearch Grant (RGP)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryOtherSouth Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job SummaryThe Zhu lab in the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, is seeking an accomplished and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to work on ongoing R01 project funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. The R01 project aims at elucidation of the molecular, cellular and behavioral mechanisms underlying HIV-1 regulatory protein, transactivator of transcription (Tat) protein-mediated dysregulation of dopaminergic neurotransmission through the monoamine transporters and its associated cognitive deficits in concurrent cocaine or methamphetamine abusers. The multidisciplinary approaches include studies using cell culture (cells expressing human dopamine transporter, human norepinephrine transporter, and their mutants), radioligand uptake/binding, Co-IP and GST pull-down assays, cell surface biotinylation, transporter-mediated uptake and release, transgenic HIV-1 Tat transgenic mouse model, single residue on dopamine transporter knock in mouse model and behavioral testing.Additional information about Zhu's laboratory is available at: http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/pharmacy/faculty-staff/zhu_jun.phpRequired Education and ExperienceSuccessful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, neuropharmacology, behavior pharmacology or related discipline. Candidates with training or experience in regulation of membrane transporter function and expression are encouraged to apply.Preferred QualificationsExperience in cell couture, rodent behavior testing (cognitive and drug rewarding effects), or neuropharmacology is desirableKnowledge/Skills/AbilitiesExcellent written, oral communication, and organization skills with detail to accuracy are desirable. Training and or experience in regulation of membrane transporter function and expression are ideal. Critical thinking, problem solving, mentoring, and leadership skills are a plus.Desired Start Date10/01/2020Position End Date 09/30/2021Job Open Date08/25/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantPositions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.Quicklink for Postinghttp://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/86432EEO StatementThe University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.Funding InformationSafety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDLNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeList of References and Contact InformationResearch StatementOptional Documents

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