Postdoctoral Researcher, USA

 3rd Mar 2023

Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Joseph Garner

Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, USA

The Garner Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking qualified applicants for an immediate opening of a two-year postdoctoral position. The Lab’s activities are divided between support services at the Veterinary Service Center, and original research in both Lab Animal Welfare Science and the 3Rs, and in translational neuroethology, particularly Trichotillomania, Autism, and Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors.   Responsibilities will be matched to the experience level and career goals of the successful candidate. Opportunities exist for self-originated project design, grant-writing, and execution.   Both the lab and the department are extremely diverse, and applicants from underrepresented backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply.   Duties Include: • Overseeing research projects. • Performing data analysis. • Preparing manuscripts for publication. • Aiding with the mentoring of undergraduate students, veterinary residents in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) program, and graduate students with their research projects. • Assisting with orientation and training of new staff or students on lab procedures and techniques. The job duties listed are typical examples of work to be performed and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary without changing the general nature and scope of the postdoc position or level of responsibility. The postdoc may also perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

Individuals who have earned a doctoral degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant behavioral discipline (such as neuroethology, applied ethology, or behavioral neuroscience); and must have completed all degree requirements prior to start date.

The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary skill, evidenced by experience in at least one of the following additional areas: • Translational science – animal welfare, comparative medicine, psychiatry. • Quantitative methods – biostatistics, bioinformatics, simulation, metascience, systematic reviews. • Product engineering or mechatronics – 3D printing, data acquisition systems, digital video, control systems. • Coding in relevant languages – R, MatLab, Python, Visual Basic, SQL.


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