A dynamic neuroscience research group at the University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate focused on understanding how drugs of abuse and stress mediate behavioral, molecular, and cellular plasticity. Our lab is engaged in many exciting projects using a multifaceted approach from molecules to behavior. We apply advanced molecular/viral manipulations to sophisticated behaviors, most often in rodent models of drug seeking and relapse-like behaviors. Techniques used in the lab include animal behavior, confocal microscopy, gene therapy, and molecular techniques to help elucidate how drugs of abuse hijack the brain’s reward pathway. We are looking for a scientist with a deep enthusiasm for investigating the cellular and behavioral mechanisms of psychiatric disorders. All members of the laboratory are encouraged to develop a scientific focus based mutual interests, and are given all necessary resources to develop independent projects and aims.confocal microscopy, gene therapy, and molecular techniques to help elucidate how drugs of abuse hijack the brain’s reward pathway. Applicants should have a deep enthusiasm for investigating the cellular & behavioral mechanisms of psychiatric disorders.
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York at Buffalo is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. It is commonly referred to as the University at Buffalo (UB) or SUNY Buffalo, and was formerly known as the University of Buffalo. It is the de facto flagship campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with the largest enrollment, largest endowment and research funding as a comprehensive university center in the SUNY system.The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college, but in 1962 merged with the SUNY system.
As of 2017, the university enrolls 30,648 students in 13 colleges, making it the largest public university in New York. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university houses the largest state-operated medical school, dental school, education school, business school, engineering school, pharmacy school, and also features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school in the state of New York. The university offers over 100 bachelor’s, 205 master’s, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study.
According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Doctoral University with the Highest Research Activity (R1). In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities. UB’s alumni and faculty have included a Prime Minister, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, three billionaires, Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, and Rhodes Scholars. U.S. President Millard Fillmore was one of the school’s principal founders and served as the school’s first chancellor.
In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 inaugural ranking, UB was ranked as the #1 public university in New York and #28 in the nation. Buffalo has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 30 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performance and was ranked as the 38th best value for in-state students and the 27th best value for out-of-state students in the 2012 Kiplinger rankings of best value of national universities. U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranked UB 89th on their list of best national universities and 38th among public universities.