Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry
Indiana University Bloomington School of Medicine Indianapolis
United States

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, including contact information for 3 references, as well as a cover letter stating interests, experience, and goals.

Posting Details

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychiatry

Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow

Department IUSM - Psychiatry

Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis

Position Summary

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine

The Sangha Lab ( is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to join our team focused on the neural circuits of memory. Current studies employ in vivo electrophysiology and chemogenetics to monitor and manipulate neural activity during behavior in both male and female rats as they learn to discriminate among safety, fear and reward cues. We are also interested in the effects of prior stress and alcohol exposure on this learning. Successful candidate will perform microscopy and histology, manufacture cranial implants, perform stereotaxic rodent surgeries, and handle awake, behaving rodents. Salary and benefits are commensurate with NIH rates based on training and years of experience.

The Department of Psychiatry has a broad research, clinical, and teaching mission and maintains a clinical psychology internship, a psychiatry residency program, and fellowships in addition to training rotations for medical and graduate students.

Indiana University School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States, with a large academic health center in downtown Indianapolis, the 17th largest city in the United States. In addition to having active sports, cultural, arts, and educational events and programs, Indianapolis is located centrally near several other major cities including Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Columbus.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
IU School of Medicine is closely aligned with our health system partner, IU Health, which has twice earned a place on the US News and World Report Honor Roll. The shared vision of both institutions is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality innovation and education to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States operating 16 hospitals statewide (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities). This partnership enables the seamless integration of research findings into patient care.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree required. Ph.D. in the life sciences (e.g. Neuroscience, Biology, or Chemistry)

Applicants should have advanced microscopy skills, particularly fluorescent microscopy, optical measurements, and a proficiency or aptitude for handling and assembling small parts for cranial implants.

Department Contact for Questions

Woody Hopf, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a CV, including contact information for 3 references, as well as a cover letter stating interests, experience, and goals.

OAA # IUSM013332016

Supplemental Questions

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  2. *Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3
Optional Documents

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