The laboratory of Dr. Olivier George is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position available now in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. The successful applicant will receive training under NIAAA- and/or NIDA-funded research programs (R01/U01) as well as the NIAAA T32 training grant (depending on eligibility).
This solicitation seeks applicants who have an interest in the neurobiological basis of drug, nicotine, and alcohol use disorders, including but not limited to identification and characterization of the genetic, molecular, and neuronal mechanisms that underlie compulsive drug use.
Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology or biomedical sciences. Expertise with behavioral pharmacology and stereotaxic surgeries is required. Additional experience with patch-clamp electrophysiology, opto/chemogenetics, IV self-administration, and/or brain imaging techniques are recommended.
An ability to think critically and creatively, along with strong writing and communication skills, is essential.
The successful candidate should be able to work independently, participate in large-scale studies that involve multiple teams, and be willing to collaborate with lab members and other groups in the Department of Psychiatry and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Qualified applicants should apply here: