|About This Role:||Dr. Kirkpatrick’s reward, timing, and decision (RTD) laboratory at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS; https://www.k-state.edu/psych/research/kirkpatrick/rtdlab/index.html) has an open research associate position to work on an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The position is available to start on or after October 15, 2022, to conduct research on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of time-based interventions designed to moderate impulsive choices in rats. The RTD laboratory has developed and validated innovative interventions to promote self-control in rats and we are now poised to study the neural circuity that underlies the interventions. The applicant will join a multi-disciplinary research group working with cutting-edge behavioral analyses, chemogenetic neuromodulation of frontostriatal circuits, assessments of neural activity, and advanced computational modeling. The research associate will also work within the recently renewed Phase 2 Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity (CNAP) center (https://www.k-state.edu/cnap/), which offers state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant research community to provide an overall outstanding research environment. The research associate will act as both a laboratory/project manager and researcher. The position will be reviewed annually but is expected to be funded for at least three years. |
Specific responsibilities include:
There will be significant opportunities for professional development activities including training on new techniques (e.g., electrophysiology), travel to attend and/or present at scientific meetings, and authorship of scientific publications.
To apply for this job please visit careers.k-state.edu.