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UNIV - Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychiatry: Brain

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Psychiatry
Sub Department: UNIV-2262120-Brain
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Post Doc
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: RESEARCH
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:
15Mice colony breeding, maintainance, and genotyping. Keep colony records.Essential
25Develop independent research projects in consultation with the PI.Essential
25Perform animal surgery, brain sectioning, immunohistology, PCR.Essential
35Perform sleep and calcium recording experiments outlined in NIH grants with minimal supervision.Essential


Job summary: The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar position at Dr. Meng Liu’s research laboratory. Current NIH-funded projects include brain circuitry mapping for sleep disorder narcolepsy and sleep-related therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. Novel genetic tools such as optogenetics, chemogenetics, and in vivo Calcium imaging are applied to current research. Candidates who have a strong background in neuroscience or sleep neurobiology are encouraged to apply. The candidates will be expected to perform animal breeding and surgeries, record sleep and neuronal signals, data analysis, and write manuscripts. The successful candidate should be self-motivated, goal-oriented, independent, and should serve as an integral member of our scientific team. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the ability to defend their dissertation within one month of their time of application.


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.


FLSA: Salaried


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb, using step stool. (Infrequent) Ability to work in temperature extremes (32? F to 100? F) when required due to assignments in cold rooms and/or foreign countries. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Continuous) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions, stretch, bend, while moving items/materials from both sitting and standing positions. (Frequent) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function/distinction. (Continuous) Ability to lift materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift and carry 4 liter waste material bottles a distance of 30 feet, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry 25-30 lbs. jugs of liquid a distance of 100 feet, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift file boxes, from floor level to counter tops, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/ Ability to lift 40 lbs. centrifuge rotors from floor level to height of 40 inches, then down 20 inches into centrifuge drum, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift 25 lbs. boxes, from floor level to maximum height of 72 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull file boxes from one location to another at floor level. (Frequent) Ability to maneuver heavy equipment on bench tops, 50 lbs. or greater, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors, normally. (Continuous) Ability to hear and recognize various alarms emitting from work area systems. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand conversations. (Continuous) Ability to work in a darkroom for processing film, etc. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and annually. (Continuous)

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.