Research Associate for the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
This Research Associate role is for a NIH-funded project on glutamate receptors in the laboratory of Dr. Shashank Dravid. There is a rich neuroscience community at Creighton and surrounding universities with plenty of collaborative opportunities.
This position is available immediately. It is M-F, Full-Time, On Campus, and Grant funded
One line of research involves neural circuit analysis to understand the function of glutamate delta 1 and NMDA receptors related to pain, autism and schizophrenia. Of particular interest are basal ganglia, striatal and amygdala circuits. We are also interested in the roles of NMDA receptors in astrocytes and interneurons.
A second line of research involves drug discovery and molecular biology studies related to glutamate receptors and Alzheimer’s disease. We utilize genetic models, imaging, electrophysiology, in vivo manipulations, molecular biology and behavioral analysis to address these questions.
Super resolution, confocal microscopy and electron microscopy facilities are available for imaging experiments. Biacore 8K SPR and high throughput imaging platforms are available to develop high throughput assays.
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|Date Posted||January 24, 2023|
|Date Closes||January 24, 2024|
|Located In||Omaha, NE|