Post-Doctoral Scholar 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
Jan 8, 2024

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 mechanisms underlying glutamate plasticity in nicotine addiction. Techniques include self-administration, confocal microscopy, immunohistochemistry, chemogenetics, 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. Experience with whole cell patch clamp electrophysiology is preferred but not required. Experience with rat self-administration is also a plus, but is not required. There is a rich translational environment of substance use research at UK, and the successful candidate will have ample opportunities to collaborate with both clinical and preclinical researchers in the substance use research area 

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