Postdoctoral Researcher at Kennesaw State University

June 29, 2021

Seeking Full-time Postdoctoral Researcher 

The Affective Neuroscience Lab at Kennesaw State University (PI: Ebony Glover) invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher (start date negotiable). The postdoc will contribute to an NIMH-funded research project “Using Tools in Translational Neuroscience to Study Sex-linked Factors Related to PTSD Risk”.

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with faculty, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students on research projects within the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, a research and teaching laboratory where we investigate fear and stress response systems, learning and memory systems, and emotion regulation in order to gain better insight into biological factors contributing to psychiatric risk and mental health disparities. Primary responsibilities will include coordinating and facilitating data collection and analyses, supervising student research assistants and supporting ongoing projects and/or future project grant proposals.

Our projects typically use multiple research methods including psychophysiological, behavioral, endocrinological, and self-reported response domains. Within these broad domains, the postdoctoral researcher will have the freedom to spearhead their own studies while devoting approximately two-thirds of their efforts to supporting ongoing PI-initiated NIH-funded projects and/or future project proposals. New approaches and ideas are encouraged, as are independent projects that complement our current studies.

The ideal candidate will have completed a Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field and have a track record of collecting and analyzing psychophysiological and/or clinical data in human subjects to examine theoretically relevant questions in behavioral and affective neuroscience. Candidates with substantial prior experience using psychophysiology are uniquely attractive.

The lab is housed in the Health Sciences Building, which includes a behavioral testing room for collecting psychophysiological data (i.e., electromyography and galvanic skin response) and saliva samples. The postdoctoral researcher will also have access to a well-equipped wet lab space for assaying salivary biomarkers (sex- and stress-related steroid hormones).

The postdoctoral researcher will be an integral member of the Affective Neuroscience Lab scientific team and will have rich opportunities to publish and present at conferences using all available laboratory data. The postdoc will also be encouraged and supported to develop supplementary studies via the NIH NRSA and/or K Award mechanisms in addition to smaller foundation grants.

The position is available immediately, but the start date can be flexible. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and continue reviewing them on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes health benefits.

To apply, please fill out the application form at bit.ly/3zcVBPX. You will need your CV and the contact information for three references. Please also feel free to contact Dr. Ebony Glover (eglove12@kennesaw.edu) for more information.

 

 

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