The University of Chicago's Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a research assistant professor to work on testing a novel gene therapy for treating drug abuse. We are interested in understanding mechanisms underlying drug addiction and in testing possible treatment approaches. We use behavioral, genetic, anatomical and molecular biological methods. Specifically, we should like to further test a novel skin stem cell-based method to deliver therapeutic genes to treat drug abuse and co-abuse in mouse models.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work within an outstanding neuroscience research community with state-of-the-art facilities, and to interact closely with a substance abuse research-focused group supported by an NIH training grant.
Qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. and at least three years of postdoc training in neuropharmacology or molecular and cellular biology, experience with behavioral pharmacology related to drug abuse is preferred. Experience in microdialysis and LC-MS will be a plus. Candidate should also have demonstrated an ability to conduct independent research, to write manuscripts and train students.
Motivated candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals and names of three references to Dr. Ming Xu at email@example.com. Compensation in the Biological Sciences Division will be competitive.