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 underlying alcohol addiction. Our NIH-funded research program 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 (www.contetlab.com). Our experimental approach combines mouse behavioral analysis with contemporary methods for the quantification and manipulation of gene/protein expression and in vivo neuronal activity.
We are looking for candidates with a background in neuroscience and a general interest in the neurobiology of motivation and emotions. Previous experience with mouse behavior, stereotaxic surgeries, histology, and molecular biology is preferred. Programming skills applied to the computational analysis of omics data or fluorescent sensor signals are advantageous. A high degree of self-motivation, meticulousness, critical thinking, and integrity is expected.
The Contet laboratory is part of TSRI Department of Molecular Medicine, 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 California exempt salary (i.e., higher than NRSA stipend levels) and competitive health insurance. US citizenship or permanent residency is required for appointment to the T32 training program.
Interested candidates should send their application material (CV, cover letter and contact information for three references) to Dr. Candice Contet (firstname.lastname@example.org).