POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DRUG ABUSE RESEARCH

Location
University of Ky, Lexington
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Closes
May 04, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

We are seeking to fill 2-3 postdoctoral research positions that will investigate the (1) neurobehavioral, (2) functional, and (3) genomic mechanisms of opioid abuse using preclinical models and extending them to human genetic data.  This is part of a NIDA-funded MPI collaboration between Dr. Michael Bardo (Department of Psychology), Dr. Pavel Ortinski (Department of Neuroscience), and Dr. Jill Turner (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences).  As such, individuals will work closely together on a transdisciplinary project with opportunities for dual training in neurobehavioral, electrophysiological and/or genomic approaches.  Primary opportunities in training include drug self-administration, chemogenetics, calcium imaging, slice electrophysiology, and single-cell RNA-Seq/ATAC-Seq.  We are especially interested in applicants who are willing to exchange ideas across interdisciplinary lines.  Applicants must have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in psychology, pharmacology, neuroscience, or related discipline.  Send curriculum vitae, brief cover letter stating preferred training interests, and at least two names with contact information of individuals who can provide a letter of recommendation to:  Dr. Pavel Ortinski (pavel.ortinski@uky.edu), Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40536-0509, USA.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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