• Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Behavioral Neuroscience

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Faculty 12 Mo
  • Overview

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the behavioral neuroscience laboratory at MCPHS University in the School of Arts and Sciences.  The initial term of appointment will be one year, with a possibility of renewal for an additional one-year term based upon productivity, successful performance, and continued availability of funding. This position is funded through an active grant from NIMH to study sex-differences in inflammatory-induced fetal programming and the underlying epigenetic mechanisms that promote resiliency following exposure to environmental interventions. The position would be particularly well-suited for a candidate considering a career at a small liberal arts/ health sciences university or in industry.


    • Conducting behavioral experiments and analysis, neuroanatomical techniques (immunohistochemistry, qPCR, western blot) and some biochemical approaches.
    • Assisting the Principal Investigator in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students to ensure good laboratory practice, scientific rigor, and safe engagement in meritorious research projects. 

    Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.



    • PhD degree in psychology, neuroscience, development or a related discipline
    • Demonstrated expertise in animal handling and the use of fluorescence microscopy, cellular imaging/microscopy, and molecular biology (RT-PCR, western blotting)
    • A genuine interest in the training and development of students at a primarily undergraduate university
    • Authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the fellowship; no visa sponsorship will be provided.

    MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.


    Please attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are encouraged to apply.

    About Us

    MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public.  In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.


    Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit




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