The Research Institute on Addictions’ NIAAA-funded postdoctoral training program is seeking candidates interested in the neural basis of alcohol abuse, substance abuse and reward deficiency syndrome in various animal models. Within the Behavioral Neuropharmacology and Neuroimaging Laboratory on Addictions, the fellow will receive multi-disciplinary training, including (but are not limited to) behavioral assessments, neuroimaging, pharmacological modeling and genetics. In addition, the training will include experience with conducting hands-on experiments, neuroimaging acquisition and analysis, and lab management. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate actively in ongoing research and grant submissions, pilot projects, manuscript preparation, publications and scientific presentations using new and existing datasets.
The candidate should have a strong background in biological psychology, neuroscience, or imaging and must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment. Candidates with biomedical engineering and a focus on imaging will also be considered. Applicants should email their CV, cover letter, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and the names of 3 references to: to Peter Thanos (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kenneth Leonard (email@example.com). Applications will be reviewed by the Alcohol Research Postdoctoral Training Committee, (Drs. K. E. Leonard, R. L. Collins, and Panayotis Thanos), until the position is filled. Applications from diverse candidates are particularly welcome. Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. AA/EOE
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