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Laboratory Research Assistant

Job Number: 498337

Department: Psychology

Location: Oxford, OH


The McMurray Lab in the Department of Psychology at Miami University is seeking a Laboratory Research Technician to support their ongoing research in behavioral neuroscience. Current studies seek to understand the neurophysiological systems responsible for reward and decision-making, and how these may be affected by drugs of abuse. This position will provide support for the lab’s ongoing research projects and assist with the general management and maintenance of the laboratory and its animal colony. The position will work independently and alongside a collaborative and inclusive team of researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students. The position is funded through a sponsored research agreement between Miami University and PsyBio Therapeutics, Inc. (psybiolife.com) and will be a 1-year term with the mutual option for renewal contingent on performance and funding availability.

Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Number: 498360

Department: Engineering & Computing College

Location: Oxford, OH


The McMurray Lab at Miami University is searching for a postdoctoral research associate to contribute to their ongoing behavioral neuroscience research. This position is to support our animal (rat) research on the immediate and lasting neurocognitive effects of psychedelics (including psilocybin). This research will rely on a variety of behavioral and systems-level neuroscience methods, including operant and non-operant behavioral tests, molecular/histological, chemogenetic, and in vivo electrophysiology and fiber photometry methods. This position is funded through a sponsored research agreement between Miami University and PsyBio Therapeutics, Inc. (psybiolife.com) and will be for a 1-year term, with the option for renewal contingent on performance. The McMurray Lab is a relatively small, but growing lab in the Department of Psychology. Miami University is a top ranked liberal arts college located in Oxford, OH. It provides a desirable pace of life suitable for people with families, a very low cost of living, a moderate year-round climate, and many cultural and recreational opportunities. Individuals with existing expertise and interest in behavioral neuroscience, pharmacology, and analysis of brain circuits & pathways are encouraged to apply. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief description of research interests to XXXX (link supplied by Academic Personnel Services). Inquiries can be directed to Dr. McMurray, at mcmurrms@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.