Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in the Laboratory of Alcoholism and Addictions Neuroscience (LAAN) at Washington State University. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary research program to participate in internationally-recognized, NIH-funded, translational alcohol dependence neuroscience research. The postdoctoral candidate will receive the theoretical and technical training to engage in preclinical experimentation that integrates behavioral animal models (encompassing motivational, negative affective and cognitive control domains) with state-of-the-art neuroscientific techniques, from gene to behavior, to elucidate neuroadaptations in limbic and cortical systems that promote maladaptive behavioral regulation in alcohol dependence and neuropsychiatric disorders. Highly motivated candidates with a strong work ethic and published experience using pharmacological, immunohistochemical, molecular or genetic/epigenetic approaches to understand and/or modify behavior are urged to apply.
The LAAN is one of many labs comprising the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program and the Translational Addiction Research Center that collectively provide a wealth of intellectual resources to support a vibrant research environment at Washington State University. Starting salary will be according to NIH recommended guidelines for years of postdoctoral research experience. This position is located in the heart of Washington’s beautiful ‘Palouse’ region in the architectural award winning Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building on the Pullman campus of Washington State University.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in a biological psychology- or neuroscience-related discipline and be capable of successfully working with others, supervising trainees, independently conducting experiments, analyzing data, writing manuscripts and disseminating research findings. Inquiries about this position can be addressed by contacting the Principle Investigator (Brendan Walker; b_walkerATwsu.edu). If interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and contact information for three recommenders to b_walkerATwsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on 12/1/2018 and continue until the position is filled. For complete position information (including benefits), see position # 38037 at www.wsujobs.com.