Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience at Legacy Research Institute

Dr. Barbara Sorg is seeking an early career doctoral-level trainee with a background in neuroscience or related discipline to contribute to basic science studies of memory and cocaine use disorder. Our studies focus on the control of fast-spiking interneurons in the prefrontal cortex and circuit-level changes in the control of drug-seeking behavior. This project is part of a collaborative team located at nearby Oregon Health & Science University and at Washington State University.

Strong candidates will have research experience relevant to collecting and analyzing EEG data and expertise with Python or Matlab, handling of rodents, and stereotaxic surgery.

Legacy Research Institute (LRI) is a member organization of Legacy Health, a seven-county Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, community-governed organization. LRI is housed in a dedicated 65,000 sq. ft. research building where a wide range of research is conducted including: bench research with in vitro and in vivo studies; vertebrate animal studies; population-based studies; clinical trials; and translational studies in a variety of areas, such as: basic and clinical neuroscience, Alzheimer’s disease, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury, vision (particularly glaucoma), pediatric critical care, and surgical outcomes.


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