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Virginia Tech: Postdoc in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

(posted 2017-08-16)

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Kendra Sewall in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The candidate will work on an NSF funded project examining the effect of the social environment on glucocorticoids, neural plasticity, cognition, and social behavior in songbirds. The successful applicant will rear zebra finches in captivity and conduct hormone manipulations and cognition studies, as well as histology and immunohistochemistry to examine makers of neural plasticity. Experience with animal cognition, social network models, RFID technology, immunohistochemistry and/or qPCR is desired. This is a one year position with the possibility for renewal for a total of 3 years, pending satisfactory work.

Information about Sewall lab can be found at:

This announcement is informal and candidates of interest will be asked to submit a formal application for complete consideration after screening. If interested, please send a cover letter summarizing your professional goals and research interests and your CV, along with contact information for at least three professional references to Kendra Sewall ( Review of applications will begin September 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must have completed a PhD degree in Biology, Neuroscience, or related fields prior to the start date and meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the search chair by the review begin date.