NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship available immediately in the Frick lab to study the molecular mechanisms through which sex steroid hormones regulate memory in female and male mice. Our research program utilizes a variety of approaches, including chemogenetics, optogenetics, intracranial drug infusions, behavioral testing, molecular techniques, and dendritic spine analysis. Additional information about the laboratory is available at https://sites.uwm.edu/frickk.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline, should be highly motivated, and should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, cell-specific manipulations, chemogenetics, optogenetics, and/or gene silencing is especially desirable, as is a background in memory and/or behavioral neuroendocrinology. The position would be ideal for a candidate trained in learning and memory looking to gain experience with sex differences or hormonal regulation of memory, or a neuroendocrinologists looking to extend their expertise into learning and memory. Successful candidates will possess a strong track record of publication in top neuroscience or neuroendocrinology journals.
Research conducted by the neuroscience faculty in the department focuses largely on the neurobiology of learning and memory, with special emphasis on neural plasticity, emotion, addiction, aging, and hormonal regulation (http://uwm.edu/psychology/research/neuroscience/). The program is an integral part of a large neuroscience community in Milwaukee.
Please send CV with names of three references and a statement of research interests that discusses your fit with the lab’s research to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Frick is currently seeking outstanding applicants for graduate admission for Fall 2021. The most competitive applicants will have gained research experience in behavioral neuroscience or a related discipline from their undergraduate or post-baccalaureate studies. Experience conducting laboratory research with rodents is strongly preferred.
If you are interested our research and would like to apply for Fall 2021 admission to our PhD program, then please email Dr. Frick to discuss your research interests and experience. Please attach a CV to your email to facilitate our discussion.
The Neuroscience area in Psychology has a strong tradition of training graduate students for success in research. Our current and former PhD students have published an impressive number of empirical papers in high-impact neuroscience journals. Our graduates have gone on to postdoctoral fellowships in top neuroscience labs and are successful independent investigators on university faculties throughout the country. For more information about our program, please see: http://uwm.edu/psychology/research/neuroscience/
Please note that the Psychology department’s application deadline is December 1, 2020. Applicants for Dr. Frick’s lab should apply to the Neuroscience PhD program and indicate in their application that they wish to work with Dr. Frick as their primary advisor (“major professor”). The department does not offer a terminal Masters degree for students in Neuroscience. To apply to the PhD program, please see: http://uwm.edu/psychology/graduate/application/
Special note on the department’s Cialdini Fellowships. Thanks to a generous gift from a generous gift from Dr. Robert Cialdini ’67 and his wife Bobette Gorden, the Department of Psychology will be awarding Cialdini Fellowships to two outstanding doctoral admittees per year. Cialdini Fellows will receive a stipend of $5,000 per year, in addition to their departmental teaching/research/project assistantship salaries. Contingent on satisfactory progress and maintenance of good standing in the program, each awardee’s $5,000 fellowship will be renewable annually for a total of four years of support (i.e., 2017-2018 through 2020-2021: a total of $20,000).