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Postdoctoral scholar position available in addiction neuroscience

University of Kentucky
University of Ky, Lexington
Up to $62,000 per year plus benefits for year 0 postdoctoral experience
Closing date
Jul 4, 2023

This is a post-doctoral position in the lab of Dr. Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt in the area of neurobiology of substance use. Projects include (but are not limited to) studying neurobehavioral mechanisms of xylazine and fentanyl co-use, contraceptive and ovarian hormone contributions to nicotine use and neurobiology, and neuroinflammatory mechanims underlying glutamate plasticity in nicotine addiction. Techniques include self-administration, confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry, whole cell electrophysiology, among others. Opportunities for collaborations with other faculty within and outside of UK are available (e.g., collaborations with obesity/diabetes researchers, clinical researchers in substance use, etc). Successful candidates will have opportunities to attend and present at scientific conferences, learn to write grants, manuscript preparation, project design, among other various areas of career development.


The University of Kentucky has a rich substance use research environment, with collaborative expertise from the bench to the clinic. Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with the UK research community, and build a strong career trajectory.


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