A postdoctoral position funded by an NIH training grant is available immediately for a behavioral neuropharmacologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. M. Imad Damaj. The candidate will study mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence and chronic pain.
The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic and anatomical approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study mechanisms of nicotine dependence, pain and neuropathy. The candidate will join a Lab that utilizes interdisciplinary molecular, pharmacological, anatomical, and behavioral approaches in rodent models, in an environment that provides multidisciplinary training in neuropharmacology.
Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to M. Imad Damaj, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Box 980613, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA 23298, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The candidate must be a United States citizen or permanent resident. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. and experience in neuropharmacology or basic neuroscience are essential.Experience in rodent operant behavior and surgery skills are preferred. The candidate will be provided with significant training in those disciplines with which they are less familiar, as well as mentoring to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.
Additional Salary Information: NIH stipend -Based on experience
Internal Number: 022
About Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. In 2018, more than 31,000 students pursue 217 degree and certificate programs through VCU's 13 schools and one college. The VCU Health System supports the university's health care education, research and patient care mission.