We welcome correspondence from motivated individuals interested in doing a postdoc in Shrestha Lab. Please email Prerana directly.
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Join the Team!
Our lab is currently recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate and Research Support Specialist.
A Postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately (start date is flexible) in the laboratory of Dr. Prerana Shrestha within the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at Stony Brook University. Research in the Shrestha laboratory focuses on understanding the translational control of innate and learned emotional behaviors, using advanced molecular and behavioral techniques. To achieve this goal, we are seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to join us as a Postdoctoral Associate where you will work on understanding spatiotemporally resolved protein synthesis regulation underlying the consolidation of emotional memories.
The Postdoctoral Associate will work directly as a key member of the research team while receiving mentorship from the Principal Investigator as well as resources provided by the Shrestha lab and the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior. The Postdoctoral Associate will use molecular biology, mouse behavior, stereotactic surgery, viral and transgenic technology, gene expression analyses, in vivo chemo/optogenetics and fiber photometry, and confocal microscopy. To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have strong organizational and analytical skills and an ability to attain a high degree of independence in a dynamic research environment.
The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University, and will be responsible for the following:
Collect and analyze data, including literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related fields to analyze the collected data.
Participate/ assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.
May also assist in grant writing.
Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance, mouse care and ordering of supplies as needed.
Other duties or projects as assigned, which may include attending Scientific meetings.
A Research Support Specialist position is available immediately (start date is flexible) in the laboratory of Dr. Prerana Shrestha within the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at Stony Brook University. Research in the Shrestha laboratory focuses on understanding the translational control of memory processes using advanced molecular and behavioral techniques.
To help achieve this goal, we are seeking a motivated individual to join us as a Research Specialist where you will carry out mouse colony maintenance, and experimental procedures including molecular biology techniques, histology and behavioral assays. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Further, the incumbent will assist the scientists in the laboratory (PhD students and postdocs) with organizing and maintaining lab-equipment, ordering supplies, preparation of reagents, plasmid purification, protein analysis, microscopy and behavior experiments.
The Research Support Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Assisting in behavioral experiments
Organizing and maintaining lab-equipment, ordering supplies
Mouse colony maintenance (including genotyping etc.)
Protein analysis and biochemistry experiments
Histology and microscopy
Other duties as assigned.