A postdoctoral position is available for a recent Ph.D. graduate to join the Contet laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) and study the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence. Our group investigates the proteins and neural circuits that are dysregulated by chronic alcohol exposure and their contribution to excessive drinking and other symptoms of alcohol dependence. We are looking for a candidate with strong expertise in molecular biology and histology techniques to analyze mouse brain samples for molecular quantification, cellular phenotyping and neurotracing. Additional experience with fiber photometry, microendoscopic imaging or brain cell sorting would be a major advantage. We are expecting a high degree of self-motivation, meticulousness, critical thinking, efficient communication and utmost research integrity.
The local scientific environment is optimal for young scientists to thrive. The Contet laboratory is part of TSRI Department of Neuroscience, Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research, TSRI Alcohol Research Center, and TSRI Neuropsychopharmacology Training Program, which provide unique opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations and outstanding resources for integrative training in the alcohol/drug addiction field.
This position offers standard NIH salary levels and competitive health insurance from TSRI. US citizenship or permanent residence is required for appointment to our NIH-funded Institutional Training Grant. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send their application material (CV, cover letter and contact information for three references) via email.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or other relevant field
Only U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence are eligible (T32 Institutional Training Program)
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is a nonprofit research institution whose philosophy emphasizes the creation of basic knowledge in the biosciences for its application in medicine, the pursuit of fundamental scientific advances through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations, and the education and training of researchers preparing to meet the scientific challenges of the future.The La J...olla campus provides more than 1 million square feet of space on 35 acres of land (14.7 of which are owned by the institute) next to the Pacific Ocean. Located in close proximity to the University of California, San Diego, the campus is situated with easy access to San Diego's scientific community, which includes the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, as well as a concentration of some 300 biotechnology companies. Approximately 2,650 scientists and staff currently work on the La Jolla campus in areas including immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and synthetic vaccine development. Particularly significant is the study of the basic structure and design of biological molecules; in this arena, the La Jolla campus is among a handful of the world's leading centers. The more than 200 principal investigators at TSRI include many distinguished leaders in their fields, including three Nobel laureates and numerous members of the National Academy of Sciences (including its Institute of Medicine), American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.