A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Joyce Besheer at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. One of the research focuses of the lab is on investigation of the neurobiological mechanisms and circuitry underlying alcohol self-administration and relapse, sensitivity to the interoceptive (discriminative stimulus) effects of alcohol, and the study of PTSD in relation to these behaviors. In addition to the variety of behavioral techniques, projects employ multidisciplinary approaches that include brain region-specific pharmacological manipulations, chemogenetics, and molecular analyses. The postdoc will be actively involved with writing scientific papers and grant proposals, training students in the lab, and presenting data at scientific meetings.
Candidates should have a publication history and experience in animal behavior is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (behavioral neuroscience, neurobiology, neuropharmacology, psychology) by the time of starting in the lab. The preferred candidate will have strong laboratory, communication, and analytical skills as indicated by letters of reference and peer-reviewed publications. Interested candidates can send a letter of research interests, CV, and the names of 3 references to Dr. Joyce Besheer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7178.