Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Delevich Lab at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington

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Job Description:


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-03
Req: R-633


306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow-Delevich Lab

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Employee Type:


Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Systems Neuroscience laboratory of Dr. Kristen Delevich, in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA. Successful candidates will implement a multidisciplinary approach in mice to investigate the adolescent maturation of corticostriatal circuits and their relation to top-down control of goal-directed behavior. Candidates with experience in slice electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging (fiber photometry and/or miniaturized microscopes), and rodent behavior will be given priority.

The Department of Integrative Physiology and
Neuroscience is an academic unit in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study substance abuse, ingestive behavior, stress, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Postdocs can compete for both intramural and external research grants. In addition to postdoctoral training, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience. The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment. Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to innumerable outdoor recreation opportunities. It has received accolades for highest quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation.

Tenure Track (Faculty only): No

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Position Term in months: 12

Required Qualifications: PhD degree in Neuroscience or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in slice electrophysiology, in vivo calcium imaging (fiber photometry and/or miniaturized microscopes), and rodent behavior.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, a demonstrated record of accomplishments, and less than 5 years of research experience since receipt of the doctoral degree.

Additional Information:

Permanent/Temporary: Temporary

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

Department: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Department Link:

Background Check: This position has been designated to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: April 1, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are to submit a single document to include a 1)Curriculum vitae; 2) Cover letter stating their research interests and fit for the position; and 3) Contact information for three (3) references. For questions on the application process contact Becky Morton . For scientific questions, contact Dr. Kristen Delevich at .

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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