The candidate will also be expected to write manuscripts,participate in all levels of communication of research findings andparticipate in grant proposal writing to support the lab with thegoal to originate their own research grant proposal.Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summaryof past accomplishments, and at least three letters ofrecommendation from immediate supervisors, should be submittedtogether.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Departmentof Pharmacology and Therapeutics, at the University of FloridaCollege Of Medicine, in the lab of Dr. Nikhil Urs(https://sites.google.com/site/urslabuf/). This extramurally fundedand renewable position will be focused on interdisciplinaryresearch on dopamine neurotransmission in mouse models ofpsychiatric and neurological disorders. Our laboratory usesbehavioral, neurochemistry, circuit mapping, and molecularapproaches toward the fundamental understanding of how dopamineneurotransmission regulates motivated behavior in normal andpathological conditions. Along with behavioral studies ourlaboratory will be using state-of-the art techniques such as fiberphotometry to understand dopamine dynamics during behavior.Candidates are expected to have English language and communicationskills, along with working in a team-based environment. Studieswill be conducted in mice and in in vitro cell culturesystems. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in neurosciences,neuropharmacology and/or cellular/molecular biology, or relatedfield with neuroscience research experience.Experience in animal behavior, fiber photometry orneurochemistry is desired but not required.Proficiency in in basic cell culture techniques,immunohistochemistry, imaging techniques, including fluorescenceand confocal microscopy is desirable.Experience with in vivo techniques involving rodentmodels (drug delivery, behavior, tissue/fluid collection, animalsurgery etc) is an advantage.