A postdoctoral fellowship position in the neuroscience of alcohol addiction is available at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Charleston Alcohol Research Center in Charleston, SC with Dr. Patrick J. Mulholland. Research in the Mulholland Lab aims to unlock the molecular mechanisms by which chronic alcohol leads to escalation of voluntary consumption and aberrant morphological and synaptic plasticity. We combine various techniques, such as super-resolution confocal microscopy and 3D image analysis, electrophysiology, fiber photometry, pharmacology, functional genomics, and behavior, to understand the cellular and molecular changes that contribute to alcohol dependence and heavy alcohol drinking. Our group is seeking a highly motivated applicant with a PhD in addiction neurosciences or related area for circuitry-based studies in alcohol dependent rodents. To apply for this position, please submit a CV and the names of three references to Patrick J. Mulholland, PhD (email@example.com).
For more information about the Mulholland Lab and addiction neuroscience research at MUSC, see:
A PhD in addiction neurosciences or related area (e.g. Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry etc) and published evidence of productivity is required. Prior experience in in-vivo or slice electrophysiology and MATLAB/Python programming is desired.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on NIH policy and years of experience.
The Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina are a strong research enterprise dedicated to discovering how the brain works. Our research efforts in the Department of Neuroscience resulted in more than $12 million in NIH awards in fiscal year 2016, making us the 8th ranked Neuroscience department in the nation in terms of funding. ...We have strong addiction neurobiology research program with two P50 Addiction Centers and two T32 Training Grants. Faculty in these department utilize a wide variety of powerful and emerging technologies, including in vivo calcium imaging and fiber photometry, opto- and chemogenetics, molecular biology, two-photon and super-resolution confocal microscopy, and in vivo and ex vivo electrophysiology. Dr. Peter Kalivas, Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, is an internationally recognized leader in addiction research, and has been highly-supportive of promoting alcohol research at MUSC.