Postdoctoral Fellow – Mechanisms and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Fiber Photometry and Neurotransmitter Biosensors

Posted 1 year ago

 The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study mechanisms and novel treatment strategies related to substance use disorders (SUD). The position is within the Medication Development Program at the Intramural Research Program (IRP) in Baltimore, MD. 

Our research is aimed at addressing the key-pathways, brain areas, mechanisms of action and pharmacologic targets for development of SUD medications. Our facilities are highly collaborative, fostering the possibility to interact and collaborate with internationally renowned basic science and clinical NIDA-IRP investigators. Our neurochemistry suite is expanding to include in vivo fiber photometry analysis of neurotransmitters (dLight, GRABDA, etc.). Behavioral, electrochemistry, EEG, and neurochemistry equipment are also available for full-time research. This multidisciplinary effort will also include investigating novel drugs in preclinical models of SUD in rodents. Individuals with interests and expertise in fiber photometry and neurotransmitter biosensors to study CNS disease mechanisms and treatment are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to the research activities and projects, the post-doctoral fellow will have access to educational, mentoring and grant writing training opportunities at the NIDA- and NIH-wide levels. 

An M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree is required. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in fiber photometry and optogenetics techniques and a Ph.D. related to neuroscience and/or pharmacology research. A research background in pharmacology, neuroscience, neurochemistry, behavioral science, biosensors and/or drug abuse neurobiology is preferred. The position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. 

To apply, please send a CV, one-page statement of research background and interests, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Gianluigi Tanda, Email: NIDA-IRP, 333 Cassell Drive, TRIAD Bldg, Room 3301, Baltimore, MD 21224. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS, NIH and NIDA are Equal Opportunity Employers 

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