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Research Assistant in Neurobiological Mechanisms of Substance Use Disorder

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
35,000 per year + benefits including tuition remission for graduate courses
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

Job Details

The Briand Lab at Temple University is seeking a research assistant to help with studies on the neurobiological mechanisms of substance use disorder. Our research program utilizes a variety of approaches including optogenetics, whole-cell electrophysiology, behavioral testing, molecular techniques, and structural imaging. Additional information about the laboratory is available at:  We are looking for a motivated individual who is interested in helping us collect and analyze animal behavior data, manage our mouse breeding colony, learn to conduct small animal surgery and tissue harvesting and perform molecular biological analysis of brain tissue. Research assistants in the lab coordinate laboratory activities, prepare laboratory reagents, and help manage lab inventory. We are looking for someone who is willing to commit to at least two years to the position and is interested in being involve din the production of manuscripts and conference presentations. 

Successful candidates should have a B.S. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology or related discipline. Experience with rodent in rodent behavior is required, experience in molecular biology or microscopy is desirable but not necessary.  Successful candidates will have a strong track record of publication, good organizational skills and attention to detail.

Please send a brief letter of interest describing research experience and career goals and your current CV to Dr. Lisa Briand at

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, PA, the sixth-largest city in the United States. Philadelphia is a fantastic place to study, work and play. From its wealth of history to its renowned museums, to its bustling urban life and famous cuisine, there’s a lot to do and see.

Individuals holding or near completion (within six months) of a bachelor's degree are eligible.




Temple University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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