Members should email the PNIRS Central Office at [email protected] to submit your open position or meeting announcement for posting below.

Posted September 8, 2023

Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for the inaugural Wilczynski-Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) Future Faculty Fellowship Program.  This program recognizes the need to support high-caliber future faculty researchers with the intent to retain them for years of service to GSU students.  We seek to recruit an initial cohort of up to three fellows. The program aims to develop neuroscience scholars for possible tenure-track appointments at GSU and other research universities. All applicants are welcome; applications from women; persons from racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+, disability, and other groups underrepresented in academic and professional settings; and individuals with a commitment to mentoring members of those groups are encouraged.  Fellows will be supported for up to 3 years with a minimum starting salary of $65,000 plus full benefits. Fellows will function as mentored investigators pursuing research in strategically selected areas that capitalize on resident strengths in the Neuroscience Institute and leverage intellectual and infrastructural resources.  Fellows will be matched with a team of co-mentors and will have opportunities for professional development (e.g., training in grant writing, lab management, pedagogy, mentoring, etc.) aimed at preparing them for future faculty roles. In addition to access to the mentors’ laboratories, Fellows will be provided with independent laboratory space and annual seed funds of $30,000 to support independent research. There will be opportunities to mentor undergraduate students and co-mentor graduate student(s) in their research program.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline, a demonstrated capacity to publish high-impact peer-reviewed research, a demonstrated record of pursuing or high potential to acquire external research funding, and a demonstrated research agenda that aligns with or complements areas of strength in the Neuroscience Institute and/or Brains & Behavior faculty/departments. Preferred qualifications include two years of prior postdoctoral experience and demonstrated interest and aptitude for collaborating across fields and disciplines.  Strong preference will be given to those who have a commitment to diversity among faculty and an inclination to promote inclusion and expanded diversity within the College of Arts & Sciences, Neuroscience Institute, or the community of departments supported by the Brains and Behavior faculty. Georgia State, the largest university in Georgia, is an enterprising R-1 university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta that enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. Appointment will be made at the Postdoctoral or the Research Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit their (1) CV, (2) a research statement that articulates their commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, (3) a statement of how the applicant meets the goals of the program and complements research foci at Georgia State, and (4) contact information (name, email, and phone number) for three potential references to be contacted by the search committee.

Evaluation of completed applications will begin September 15, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled with a negotiable start date.  Applicant materials and/or questions about the program should be directed to [email protected].  GSU is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.

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Posted August 23, 2023

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is seeking multiple highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to work on intervention studies in U.S. adults to promote wellbeing and prevent suicide.

Areas of research include the evaluation and mechanistic examination of behavioral and physiological interventions in healthy and distressed adults using multiple types of MRI, passive measures of behavior and physiology, and survey measurements.

The postdoctoral research associates will have opportunities to participate in activities related to neuroimaging methods development and evaluation, study data collection and analyses, research publications, grant writing and are expected to make positive scholarly contributions to this interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research program.


Ph.D. in medical physics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or a related field
Prior experience with brain imaging techniques (e.g. MRI, DTI, and/or fMRI) and/or behavioral data
Strong communication and organization skills are a must.

Experience with brain image analysis software tools, MATLAB, Python, C++ and/or other computer programming (e.g., R, Mplus)
Experience with large and complex research studies and/or clinical trials
Emerging track record of publishing in academic journals, strong analytic skills, and excel at working in a collaborative environment.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

To view the full posting with application instructions please go to

Posted April 20, 2023

Bordeaux Summer School in ImmunoNeuroPsychiatry: last day for registration!

Last day for registration for the 2023 edition of the ImmunoNeuroPsychiatry Summer School ( taking place in Bordeaux, France, from July 17th to July 19th, 2023.  

Posted April 17, 2023


The Interdisciplinary Institute for Personalized Medicine in Brain Disorders at Jinan University seeks outstanding researchers (open ranks, with Bianzhi) to complement and extend institution and campus-wide research in the areas of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, depression, traumatic brain injury) and their therapy, with psycho-neuro-endocrine-immune perspective and personalized traditional medicine. Research incorporating contemporary molecular and systems neuroscience approaches are encouraged. Strong background in cutting-edge molecular biology technology, metabolism-immune-disease, model systems including C.elegance and mouse genetics, are highly desired. Successful candidates are expected to play a leading role in neurobiological research surrounding the institutional projects on mechanisms and therapeutic targets of major brain disorders, develop and maintain independent or cooperative, extramurally funded research programs, and obtain provincial and national supports by talented Faculty Development Programs. The department and campus have state-of-the-art and spacious laboratory and many core facilities, such as a 9.4T MRI scanner and small animal PET. Competitive salary and start-up packages are offered on the basis of academic achievements of the candidates. PhD candidates under 35 years old or postdoctoral researchers under 40 years old are welcomed to apply now and contact us soon via email [email protected], wechat:springfield626.

Posted March 2, 2023

The Grace lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center ( has two postdoctoral research positions open, supported by NIH grants. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to study autoimmune responses to peripheral nerve injury, with a focus on characterizing autoantibodies and autoantigens. Investigations will be performed using transgenic mice, preclinical models of neuropathic pain, and in vitro studies. A background in immunology, biochemistry, or molecular biology is preferred. The position is funded by an NIH grant and is available immediately. We highly value innovation, learning, hard work, creativity and an interactive, respectful and fun atmosphere. The post-doctoral fellow will work under direct supervision of the principal investigator on this NIH-funded project. Apply here: or email [email protected]

We are seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher to study how HDAC6 inhibitors reverse chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Investigations will be performed using transgenic mice, preclinical models of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and ex vitro studies. A background in pain, biochemistry, or molecular biology is preferred. The position is funded by an NIH grant and is available immediately. We highly value innovation, learning, hard work, creativity and an interactive, respectful and fun atmosphere. The post-doctoral fellow will work under direct supervision of the principal investigator on this NIH-funded project. Apply here: or email [email protected].

Posted February 16, 2023

I am pleased to announce that we have just been approved to hire a tenure stream Assistant or early Associate level faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. We are seeking a scholar with substantial expertise in quantitative methods as well as demonstrated excellence in a substantive area of research that meshes with one of the departmental programs (Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Psychology). Please see below for the highlights from the ad, and please follow this link for additional details and to apply:

If you have questions, please feel free to ask or contact the search chairs at their emails below. In addition, I would appreciate if you would circulate widely among interested colleagues or relevant groups in your networks. 

The Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level to start in August 2024, pending budgetary approval. We seek individuals specializing in quantitative psychology AND one or more of the Department’s program areas. Candidates are sought who have an established program of research with strong connections with at least one of our five graduate training areas: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, or Social Psychology. Methodological expertise in structural equation modeling and modeling of longitudinal data are essential, and experience with data analysis of intensive repeated measures designs is highly desirable. Candidates must also have a substantive program of research in psychology that involves work with empirical data. The faculty member will help teach statistics courses at the graduate level as well as courses in their own substantive specialty at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They will also have opportunities to contribute to the rich quantitative training environment outside of the classroom by helping to lead the department’s quantitative methods minor and by participating in the student-led Community for Advanced Methodological Learning.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2023, and continue until March 15, 2023. Candidates must have earned or anticipated earning a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field by the start date of the position. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

Applications should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement (Guidelines for Statements on DEI), up to three representative publications, and the names of three prospective references. Other materials may be requested after the initial candidate review. 

For inquiries about the position, please contact Scott Fraundorf ([email protected]u) or Aidan Wright ([email protected]). 

The Psychology Department ( is committed to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Its 33 tenure-stream faculty offer five graduate training programs: Biological and Health, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, and Social, along with cross-program training opportunities. The interdisciplinary nature of psychological science is reflected in both faculty research interests and collaborations and training options afforded to graduate students. 

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

Posted February 2, 2023

Job: Project Coordinator
Lab: Social Neuroscience & Health Lab
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
PI: Keely Muscatell
Application open: 2/13 until filled

The Carolina Social Neuroscience and Health Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill (Lab Director: Dr. Keely Muscatell; seeks to hire a full-time Project Coordinator to assist with research in our lab. The position is ideal for a post-baccalaureate trainee interested in ultimately applying to PhD programs in psychology/neuroscience—our previous lab staff are now enrolled in doctoral programs at Stanford, UNC Chapel Hill, and NYU. We are especially seeking individuals who are passionate about collaborating with a diverse team of scientists dedicated to studying important societal issues. The target start-date for the position is June 1st 2023, though the exact date is flexible. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes health benefits. 

The Project Coordinator will work closely with Dr. Muscatell and SNH Lab graduate students to orchestrate an NIH-funded study on the neural predictors of inflammatory responses to social stress. Responsibilities will include: obtaining and maintaining IRB approval for the study; identifying, recruiting, screening, and enrolling study participants; coordinating and collaborating with a team of undergraduate and graduate student researchers who will support the project; working with staff at the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center, the Investigational Drug Services Pharmacy, and the Clinical and Translational Research Center to run study sessions that involve administering study medication, acquiring MRI data and blood samples for measurement of inflammation; and data management and processing. The study coordinator will have opportunities to earn authorship on publications and present at/travel to scientific meetings, and to participate in lab meetings, journal clubs, and Departmental seminars. 

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have prior neuroimaging coursework/neuroimaging research experience, familiarity with coding (e.g., Python, Matlab), interests in research on the neural bases of stress, and the effects of stress on the immune system. Strong candidates will also have a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage/support a team.

To be considered: The application link will open Feb 13th and remain open until the position is filled. Pleaseapply for the position, including uploading your current CV/resume, a cover letter, and a list of names and contact information for two references here (goes live Feb 13th): 

In your cover letter (1-2 pages), please address the following: (1) what prior research experience you’ve had; (2) what relevant coursework in psychology, neuroscience, or other fields you have taken; (3) what questions/topics in psychology/neuroscience are most interesting to you; (4) why you feel you are a strong candidate for the position; (5) what interests you about research in the Social Neuroscience and Health Lab specifically. If you have questions about the application or position, you can contact our current project coordinator, Erin Bender ([email protected]). We look forward to receiving applications!

Posted: January 12, 2022

T32 Postdoc Opportunity Training Program in Emotion Research

Key Words:

University of Wisconsin- Madison - Center for Healthy Minds

Job Description
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded T32 Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison anticipates (pending funding) having one post-doctoral training position starting in Fall 2023 with up to three years of support. Applications are due on Monday, February 6, 2023. For more information, please visit

The following faculty all desire post-doctoral candidates:

Simon B. Goldberg conducts research on the use of digital technology to expand access to evidence-based mental health strategies. Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Richard J. Davidson seek to co-mentor a postdoctoral fellow to assist with the analysis and publication of data resulting from a large-scale, randomized controlled trial they are conducting examining the effects of smartphone-delivered meditation training on a range of biological, behavioral, and self-report outcomes (i.e., the BeWell Study).

Ryan J. Herringa: The BRAVE Research Center focuses on neurodevelopmental mechanisms of risk and resilience in youth following trauma. Current R01 funded studies include 1) a longitudinal neuroimaging study examining maltreatment-related trajectories in adolescent affective disorders, 2) neurobehavioral mechanisms of parent-child fear learning and extinction in pediatric PTSD. Candidates with interest and experience in neuroimaging analyses as well as advanced analytical skills such as machine learning will be strongly considered.

Ned H. Kalin: The major aim of the Kalin Lab is to understand the early life factors that contribute to the risk to develop stress-related psychiatric disorders, with a particular focus on the preadolescent period. Our research program is composed of 3 highly integrated research areas which include human studies of children with anxiety disorders, nonhuman primate studies and molecular studies. Dr. Kalin seeks to mentor a post-doctoral fellow to assist with analysis and publication of data related to translation studies of the neural and biological correlates of anxiety across children and nonhuman primates.

Mike R. Koenigs: The goal of our research is to improve mental healthcare and promote well-being for individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated. Our research approach includes community engagement, clinical trials, as well as basic studies on psychological and neurobiological functions relevant for emotion and decision-making.

Melissa A. Rosenkranz: My program of research is focused on investigating the biology of the bi-directional mind-brain-immune pathways through which emotion and inflammation are mutually influential. I use a wide range of tools for this purpose, including functional and structural neuroimaging (MRI and PET). Behavioral interventions, such as meditation, are an important aspect of this work, where the neural processing of stress and emotion are examined as modifiable targets for treatment of chronic inflammation. More recently, I have begun pursuing questions related to the impact of inflammation in the body on brain health and long-term cognitive function.

Please send the following items by Monday, February 6, 2023, to the Training Program in Emotion Research administrator, Ms. Jane Lambert, at: [email protected]

  1. Cover letter: Identify the program faculty member(s) with whom you wish to train.
  2. CV
  3. Research statement
  4. Three letters of reference (These can be submitted separately by the letter writers themselves, and will be accepted until Thursday, February 9th.)

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted: November 16, 2022


Environmental Neurotoxicity Tenure Track Faculty Position in the Department of Biobehavioral Health

Penn State University Park | Full time | Posted Nov 4 | job requisition id: REQ_0000037407


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The Department of Biobehavioral Health(BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD), in partnership with the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences, at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an associate or full-rank tenure-line faculty position focusing on neurotoxicology and environmental health. The position could start as early as Fall 2023. BBH, which would serve as the home department for the new position, embraces an interconnected biological and behavioral approach to health. Qualified candidates could apply this approach in multiple areas of environmental neurotoxicology that connect with other research priorities in the department, college, and University. These include, but are not limited to neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration and pathologic aging, occupational health, mental health, and addiction. In particular, neurotoxicologists interested in the interplay of environmental exposures and social determinants of health and/or in the impact of environmental exposures on vulnerable populations are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants who have an interest in the novel and integrative approaches across a range of biological, socio-cultural, community-based, psychological, and behavioral data, including neuroscience, biomarkers, imaging, immunology, genetics, ecological momentary assessment, ambulatory sensors, qualitative approaches, computational modeling, and/or cutting-edge statistical approaches; however, qualified applicants should feature environmental neurotoxicology at the core of their research. The geographic region of the research may include work conducted globally and/or in the U.S.

The Department of BBH is a uniquely multi-faceted program that examines the space where biological, psychological, environmental, cultural, and global factors converge to affect health and wellness across the entire human lifespan. We are particularly interested in individuals whose research fits within the department’s interdisciplinary focus on integrating biological, environmental, psychosocial, and contextual processes. Although the tenure home of the position is in BBH, the successful candidate will assume a key role in interdisciplinary research collaborations and will be co-funded through the Huck Institutes for Life Sciences. The Huck Institute fosters excellence in life sciences research and graduate training through focused investment in outstanding faculty, interdisciplinary programs, and state-of-the-art facilities The successful candidate should be a collaborative leader who will promote and enhance excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary research between BBH and the Huck Institute.

This position will build on the existing strengths of BBH and the Huck Institute which include expertise in interdisciplinary research on how diverse factors interact to influence health and well-being. BBH Departmental research examines substantive areas in which biology and behavior are inextricably interconnected (e.g., behavioral neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, mental health, stress, sleep), issues related to chronic disease (aging, cardiometabolic health, obesity, nutrition), infectious disease (e.g., HIV), as well as pertinent areas of scholarship that provide important windows into health such as neuroscience, epigenetics, health disparities, global public health, environmental justice, epidemiology, innovative methods, prevention science, and translational science. Department faculty are highly research-active, transdisciplinary, and collaborative.

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in environmental neurotoxicology research, a strong publication record, interest in collaboration across disciplines, commitment to mentoring students or early career researchers, and a track record of (or strong potential for) external grant funding, with excellent potential to carry forward such research and funding. Responsibilities of this position include continuing a funded or fundable line of interdisciplinary biobehavioral health research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, supervising and mentoring student researchers, and providing service to the Department, College, and University. A doctorate in neuroscience, toxicology, biology, chemistry or a related field is required.

Penn State University, the College of Health and Human Development (HHD), BBH, and the Huck Institute strongly encourage applicants who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply. Interest in understudied and marginalized populations adds to the current effort in BBH. To learn more about Penn State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion see Statements on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for both the BBH Department and the University As an institution, we embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. In HHD, enriching the lives of others is our mission. We believe in the power of human capacity for growth and live that mission by meeting challenges, both big and small, with excitement and energy every day. As a part of this, we enthusiastically support both broad and specific diversity initiatives with varied strategies (including via Penn State’s offices for Educational Equity and Affirmative Action and HHD’s Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

Penn State offers a resource-rich and inspiring higher learning environment with a significant opportunity to collaborate with researchers in the department and across many other units at the University. Numerous University-wide units, such as the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences (and its many specialized Cores – e.g., Genomics, Metabolomics, Proteomics, and Mass Spectrometry), Center for Molecular Toxicology, Social Science Research Institute, Cancer Institute, Population Research Institute, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Clinical Research Center, Rock Ethics Institute, Institutes of Energy and the Environment (and its many specialized Laboratories), Center for Healthy Aging, and Clinical Translational Science Institute offer intellectual hubs to build interdisciplinary teams and have internal funding opportunities. Other relevant resources include a Biomarker Core Lab (housed within BBH), the Social, Life, and Engineering Imaging Center, the Statistical Consulting Center, the Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery, and the Penn State College of Medicine (90 min away in Hershey). In addition to salary and a start-up package, Penn State offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and tuition benefits.

Applications received by January 4, 2023 will be given full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants must complete an online application and upload: 1) a cover letter (3 pages max) that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications of the applicant, current and future research interests, teaching philosophy, and a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three reprints or preprints that convey research interests and expertise, and 4) contact information for four professional references who will be providing letters. We will request reference letters, with a short timeframe for response, for applicants undergoing further consideration. Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Drs. Christopher Engeland ([email protected]) and Sue Siegel ([email protected]).

Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with all of the culture, sports, and entertainment available in a large university community. More information on the area and its amenities can be found here:

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Posted: October 28, 2022

Opening for Postdoctoral Research Scholar for Summer/Fall 2023
T32 Program on Biobehavioral Issues in Mental and Physical Health
Department of Psychology University of California, Los Angeles

Program Goal
The primary goal of our program is to train research scientists in the development and use of basic theories and research in psychology to elucidate issues in mental and physical health. The focus of the program is on research training in the integration of biological, psychological, social, ethnic/racial, and cultural levels of analysis to study mental health in relation to physical health. Quantitative methods, diversity science, biological mechanisms, and translational science, including research with clinical populations, are training strengths of the program. Research goals that integrate new ways of investigating psychopathology in line with the RDoC are welcomed. Persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Structure
One scholar will be appointed for two years beginning July to September 2023. A postdoctoral scholar enters the program with a designated primary and secondary faculty mentor. Individualized plans of supervised research (IDPs), involvement in labs, and appropriate coursework are designed by each trainee with mentors and approved by training directors.  

The program is led by Professors Chris Dunkel Schetter (Director), Julie Bower (Co-Director). and Annette Stanton (Co-Director). Nearly 20 faculty in psychology and other departments and schools at UCLA serve as faculty mentors in the program. These individuals have expertise in the following areas: Biological processes in mental and physical health; Psychoneuroimmunology; Stress, coping, and social support processes; Maternal and child health; Ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on mental and physical health. See website for full list of program faculty and their areas of research expertise: You may consult Director Dunkel Schetter regarding currently available primary and secondary mentors.

Requirements and Stipend
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. from any area of psychology. In order to qualify for this federally funded grant, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. Applicants are not eligible if they have received 3 years of prior PHS support. Stipend levels are set by the NIMH and depend on years of post-doctoral experience.

How to Apply
Applicants should send a brief letter describing: (1) their background, (2) area(s) of interest and possible mentors, (3) proposed objectives for the fellowship. A curriculum vitae and selected prints/reprints should be included. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the email address below. All correspondence should be addressed to: Chris Dunkel Schetter, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, UCLA Department of Psychology [email protected] 

We will review applications and conduct ZOOM or in-person interviews to make final decisions. Postdoctoral offers are made on the basis of the strength of the applicant, fit with the program, and maintenance of a balance of interests among the faculty mentors. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Last date for application is January 1.

For more information:

Posted: September 20, 2022

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The Pathophysiology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their multidisciplinary and productive team.

The ideal candidate will be a Ph.D. graduate with a strong background or interest in neuroscience, immunology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. The project will involve a multidisciplinary approach combining molecular biology techniques, mouse behavioral assays and genomics. The goal of the project is to investigate neuroimmune mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders using animal models and human tissue samples. The candidate will perform transgenic mouse experiments, mouse behavior studies and wet-lab experiments.

Application Requirements:

  • Experience in neuroimmunology research
  • Experience in animal behavior experiments
  • Experience in electrophysiology experiments a plus
  • The Fellow will take responsibility for designing and carrying out research projects assembling research results into manuscripts for publication.
  • The Fellow will help the PI in the preparation of grants for submission to funding agencies and in providing guidance and assistance to other members of the laboratory.
  • Perform molecular and cellular biology assays, such as DNA, RNA and protein isolation, Western blotting, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry assays.
  • Maintains accurate and updated records of research activities, experiments, and results in notebooks and/or virtual documents.
  • Compile, analyze and evaluate data independently.
  • Computer proficiency: MS-word/excel required; proficiency in R, SPSS, and GraphPad Prism.
  • Participate in educational events and present research findings at meetings and conferences.

Competitive salary/benefits in line with NIH standards will be offered based on qualification.

How to Apply

Please send a current resume/CV, a cover letter and contact information of three references to:
Anilkumar Pillai, PhD | 1941 East Road | Suite 3162 | Houston, TX 77054
Faillace Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

[email protected]

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Posted: September 16, 2022

The European Psychoneuroimmunology Autumn School held it's first conference on "Lung-brain axis in health and disease" at Rauischholzhausen Castle, Germany. Trainees (doctoral students and postdocs) and PIs from the US/North America, Europe, Australia, Israel and South America were in attendance. Next year's conference will be September 2-9, 2023 on "Skin-brain axis". For more information please visit: 

Posted: September 6, 2022

The Harrison lab in the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Brain Institute is seeking up to two Postdoctoral Fellows to join our research group. The postdoctoral fellow will study diet, environmental and other health factors that impact the development of Alzheimer’s disease using rodent and cell models.

--Project 1: Impact of long-term metal (manganese) exposure on glutamatergic signaling in Alzheimer’s Disease.
--Project 2: Mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits following sepsis and delirium.

There will be the opportunity to develop independent research questions and approaches within the overarching topic area.

This position will be fully funded through R01 awards or local T32 Training Grants. Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply for their own independent funding once in the lab (e.g. NIH F32, etc.). Eligibility for NIH-T32 funding requires applicants to be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Position(s) available from September 15th 2022.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a highly collaborative and supportive environment for early career investigators. Dedicate career support for postdoctoral fellows is available through the office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET;

The Harrison Lab is committed to merit-based employment and welcomes applications from those from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including women and parents.

Candidates with interest and experience in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Glutamate signaling, epilepsy and EEG
  • Learning and memory, behavioral testing in rodents
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Primary cell culture
  • Neurotoxicology
  • Neurobiology of oxidative stress
  • Standard molecular biology approaches (protein, RNA, histology)

The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the project and lab including;

  • Project based work - research design, conducting research, data analysis, manuscript preparation
  • Lab based activities – contributing to grant applications, mentoring peers and trainees within the lab
  • Community engagement – attend local seminars and webinars, work with collaborating labs

Required qualifications:

  • Recent PhD in cell/molecular biology in a field related to neurotoxicology and/or neurodegenerative disease. PhD must be expected within 6 months, or have been awarded no more than three years prior to the effective date of appointment to accommodate VUMC policy that permits a maximum of 5-years with the job title of postdoctoral fellow.
  • Documented experience publishing primary research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrated experience in scientific approaches in related fields.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with preparation of grant applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work within interdisciplinary collaborative teams.

Please contact [email protected] with a CV and brief statement of research interests.

Posted: August 15, 2022

Associate or Full Professor of Psychology; Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research
Job #JPF07760 Psychological Science / School of Social Ecology

Open date: August 1st, 2022
Next review date: Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position in psychology. The position will be at the rank of Associate to Full Professor and includes the expectation that the candidate will direct the UCI Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR)( IISBR is a research institute dedicated to advancing knowledge of biobehavioral processes for health and recovery from illness with a focus on the empirical, clinical, and applied potential of non-invasive biomarkers measured with high ecological validity. IISBR seeks to build and maintain collaborative scientific programs to evaluate and translate the value of biomarkers to improve individual and community health; provide specialized training, education, and consultation in the use and translation of salivary bioscience; and to enable access to laboratory services for the assessment of salivary and other complementary biomarkers.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field. We welcome applications from candidates whose scholarship has a strong emphasis on the use of biomarkers to address theory-driven questions that contribute to the department’s specializations in health psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, or social/personality psychology. Applications are encouraged from candidates who can lead efforts in biomarker discovery and measurement. The ideal candidate will have experience directing a wet lab or core assay facility. Applicants should have an outstanding record of research, an excellent record of extramural funding, evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring, and commitment to diversity.

Priority will be given to applications received by December 2, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the Employment link at the following website for instructions: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests. References will be requested at a later stage in the search process. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues and to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Please direct confidential inquiries to the search chair, Dr. Julian Thayer at [email protected]; additional questions can be directed to Diane Enriquez at [email protected].

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT: The Department of Psychological Science at the University of
California, Irvine offers a Ph.D. in Psychological Science with a primary specialization in one of four core areas: developmental psychology, health psychology, social/personality psychology, and clinical psychology. We also offer a graduate concentration in psychology and law. Our faculty bring a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior and sensitivity to the relevance of our research to individual and social problems. The faculty also share a strong commitment to training students in theory, field and laboratory research methods, clinical settings, and advanced statistical techniques.

The University of California, Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. UCI is a minority-serving institution, a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranked among the top 10 public universities in the United States. It is also located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities. With more than 36,000 students, over 1,500 faculty, and highly ranked programs in many areas, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration. For more on UCI, visit

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field.

Document requirements

Reference requirements

Three letters of recommendation will be asked of those applicants under serious consideration.

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Posted: July 29, 2022

Open position for senior scientist and/or postdoctoral fellow: Reyes lab

Job Overview

Positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Teresa Reyes in the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Studies in the lab seek to understand how early life environmental challenges can shape brain development, at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. A primary interest involves understanding neuroimmune interactions that mediate environmental impacts on brain development. The lab uses multiple behavioral neuroscience techniques, including: gene expression analysis (e.g., RNAseq), immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy, coupled with advanced cognitive/behavioral assessments.

What to expect: The candidate will be provided with training in research areas with which they are less familiar, as well as professional development opportunities. The Reyes lab is committed to a diverse and inclusive lab environment in which everyone is supported to reach their full potential.

Required Education
Ph.D in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or related field

Required Experience
The candidate should have experience in standard research skills, including standard molecular and cellular biology techniques as well as prior work with rodents. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and attentiveness to detail are required. They should also be able to lead projects and work cooperatively with others as well as communicate research results effectively.

Additional Qualifications Considered
Applicants with experience in advanced molecular techniques (i.e.,RNA-Seq) and/or computational approaches are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Dr. Teresa Reyes at [email protected]


Posted: July 11, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow (or post-Master’s) Position Available in the Osborne Lab

The Psychoneuroimmunology of Pregnancy and Postpartum (PIPPI) Laboratory focuses on clinical and translational studies of the biological mechanisms of affective and anxiety disorders at times of reproductive transition, with a special focus on the immune system. Our lab investigates changes in immune functioning across pregnancy and postpartum and how those changes may be associated with the development or exacerbation of psychiatric illness. We focus on analysis of peripheral cytokines, flow cytometry to examine immune cell counts, stimulation of cells to measure cytokine response, and extracellular vesicle communication. We also work on related systems, including the metabolism of neuroactive steroids and their relationship to GABA-A receptor configuration, as well as maternal physiological measures such as heart rate variability and skin conductance. All of our research is conducted in humans and we work in close collaboration with several basic science labs and with colleagues in neuroimaging. We are looking for a talented postdoctoral scientist to take on an active leadership role in the growth of our laboratory, particularly in the area of conducting immune analyses. There will be extensive opportunities for career development including mentoring and leading research projects, presenting original research at meetings and national/international level conferences, publications, and writing grant applications. The lab is located in the E Building of 1300 York Avenue in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, NY.

Job Requirements
We are looking for motivated scientists to join our fast-paced and growing team. Candidates should have the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative research team. The candidate is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills, an ability to establish clear goals and organize and prioritize work, and the ability and willingness to work with a diverse team of clinicians and scientists, including postdocs, students, and technicians. Required Experience: Ph.D. with expertise in immunology, molecular biology, or neuroscience. Experience in techniques related to immunology such as flow cytometry, imaging, molecular biology and animal models of inflammation, multiplex cytokine analysis, cell stimulation, basic immunology techniques (ELISA, cytokine detection by ELISAs and multiplex), qPCR, are desirable. Strong statistical skills and skills in interpretation and analysis of data are crucial. Exceptional candidates who have these skills and a master’s degree with appropriate experience may also be eligible.

Lauren Osborne, M.D.
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