Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Hyman Lab at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Psychology, Post-Doctoral Scholar, College of Liberal Arts [R0124022]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


A highly motivated postdoctoral fellow is sought to train in the lab of James Hyman Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The position will work on funded projects examining alterations to hippocampal and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) network activity caused by chronic neuroinflammation, hyperglycemia, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. The project will involve in vivo electrophysiological recordings, oscillatory and neural information processing analysis, and behavioral modeling. Specifically, duties will included recording from the hippocampus and cortex in multiple animal models, during the completion of an array of tasks designed to assess deficits in memory and cognition. There is a special concentration on the role of hippocampal theta rhythm and theta-related interactions with the ACC, cognitive control, memory consolidation and retrieval, and working memory. Successful applicants are expected to play a central role as part of a collaborative team examining these questions from multiple different avenues of investigation, including single cell proteomics. The applicant should have superior presentation and interpersonal skills. The applicant should have an extensive track record of successful publications and presentations. Experience with in vivo electrophysiological recording techniques, stereotaxic surgery, and behavior are preferred. Extensive experience with coding and mathematical analysis (Matlab or other) is important regardless of electrophysiological experience. We are looking for someone who is extremely motivated and ready hit the ground running. The University of Nevada Las Vegas has the most diverse student body in the country and greatly values diversity and inclusion, minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNLV offers a diverse research environment with many opportunities to collaborate.


This position requires a PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology or related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. Preferred experience with behavior, electrophysiological data acquisition, and analysis.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada State Legislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employees are required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction in compensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume/CV listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 29, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. James Hyman Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

Job Category

Academic Faculty



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume/CV listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

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