The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience has an opening for a postdoctoral position for an NIH-funded research program. We are specifically welcoming applications from highly motivated individuals with research interests in the neurobiology of cocaine- and heroin-seeking behaviors, drug memory reconsolidation, and endocannabinoid mechanisms of drug addiction.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their research interests and fit for the position as well as a copy of their curriculum vitae to Dr. Rita Fuchs.
Interests – neural circuits and cellular mechanisms of cocaine and heroin relapse, drug memory reconsolidation, endocannabinoid mechanisms
Techniques – operant conditioning; IV and vapor drug self-administration; pharmacological, viral, and optogenetic manipulations; western blotting, immunohistochemistry
Recent Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience or in another relevant field (e.g., chemistry, biology, psychology)
Evidence of strong background and research productivity
Excellent writing skills
Demonstrated expertise in cellular/molecular neuroscience and proficiency with western blotting and immunohistochemistry are preferred
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience level according to NIH guidelines.
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About Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, D. Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience
The position is available in Dr. Rita Fuchs' laboratory in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN, http://ipn.vetmed.wsu.edu/), an academic unit of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (https://wsu.edu/). The Fuchs lab has maintained multiple NIH/NIDA-funded research programs during the past 14 years. Neuroscience faculty within IPN form highly collaborative research units that study substance abuse, ingestive behavior, stress, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have tremendous opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. The department also offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience, in addition to postdoctoral training. The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment. Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to innumerable outdoor recreation opportunities. It has received accolades for highest ...quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation (http://www.pullman-wa.gov/about-pullman/awards-and-recognitions).