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Postdoctoral Associate

McLean Hospital
Belmont, Massachusetts
Closing date
Aug 11, 2022

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Job Function
Postdoctoral Researcher, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level
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Postdoctoral Associate

Harvard Medical School

Division of Basic Neuroscience, McLean Hospital

Immediate Opening!


A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elif Engin at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, the primary psychiatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, to work on an NIH-funded project investigating the effects of early life experience on GABAergic modulation of brain reward circuitry through life using mice as a model system. The project will involve work at multiple levels of analyses using molecular, electrophysiological, and behavioral techniques.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field. Experience in rodent stereotaxic surgery and in vivo electrophysiology is strongly preferred. Underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Salary will be commensurate with years of postdoctoral experience and corresponds with the NIH pay scale.

To be considered, please email application materials (CV and a brief summary of career goals and objectives) along with a list of three professional references to:

Elif Engin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience; Harvard Medical School; Director, Stress Neurobiology Laboratory; McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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