Postdoctoral Scientist: Drug Addiction and Neuroimmune System
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (Lewis Katz School of Medicine)
July 13, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Rawls in the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia. Our laboratory is studying and developing neuropharmacological profiles of synthetic cathinones (e.g. ‘bath salts’) for comparison with established psychostimulant drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine. A major emphasis is determining how chemokine and cytokine systems in brain reward substrates are impacted by psychostimulant drug intake and influence psychostimulant reward, reinforcement and relapse. We utilize a combination of behavioral (self-administration, conditioned place preference, ICSS, forced swim, elevated plus maze), neurochemical (in vivo microdialysis/HPLC) and cellular (gene/protein expression, immunohistochemistry, binding) techniques. We also use contemporary drug discovery approaches through collaborations with medicinal chemists to separate adverse and therapeutic effects of synthetic cathinones.
For this position we are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with experience in studying behavioral and neurochemical effects of drugs of abuse to lead a NIDA-funded project investigating impacts of chemokine/cytokine systems on psychostimulant dependence and relapse. The successful candidate will join a highly-interactive neuroscience community and work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in CSAR and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
A recent Ph.D. degree in either neuroscience or pharmacology is preferred. Submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 referees to Scott Rawls, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.
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