Job Description

The postdoc will use cutting-edge molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches to investigate the mechanisms by which nicotine damages habenula neurons and determine the motivational significance of this effect.

Behavioral techniques and methodologies: 
General small laboratory animal handling, Operant self-administration of food and drugs, Anxiety tests; Experimental paradigms of drug addiction; Experimental paradigms of cognition 
Drug administration: 
Intraoral, intraperitoneal, subcutaneus and intracranial injections. 
Surgical procedures: 
Intracranial surgery with stereotaxical method. 
Neuroanatomic knowledge: 
Brain microdissection techniques; Use of cryostat. 
Fos immunohystochemestry; pERK immunohistochemistry.


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