NIH-funded postdoctoral position in preclinical addiction research

Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
Salary commensurate with years of postdoctoral experience according to NIH stipend guidelines
Jul 15, 2021
Sep 13, 2021
Research Area
Motivation & Emotion
Position Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Fellow position available on a NIDA T32 training grant to pursue collaborative studies in the laboratory of Dr. Jacqueline McGinty with members of the NIH-funded Center for Opioid and Cocaine Addiction Research in the Dept of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina. The primary goal of the studies is to characterize the effects of drug (cocaine, heroin) self-administration and seeking on morphological and synaptic plasticity in the pathway-specific projections of the prefrontal cortex of rodents using viral –mediated DREADD expression. The next phase of research is to determine if normalizing prefrontal neuoadaptations caused by addictive drugs during abstinence can prevent subsequent relapse. Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology, or a related field and must be eligible for appointment to an NIH supported training grant. Research experience related to in vivo neuropsychiatric rodent models preferred. Interested individuals should send a brief letter describing research interests and career goals with a copy of their CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Jacqueline McGinty (

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