synapse     Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity in the Neurobiology of Addiction

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoc fellow to join a collaborative research project that studies the molecular, pharmacological and behavioral determinants of extinction memory enhancement in cocaine-addicted rats with a focus on glutamate receptor subcellular translocation, receptor modification and turnover. The candidate will be responsible for cellular and molecular biological experiments utilizing a variety of techniques, including viral vector construction, neuron culture infection, brain injection, brain tissue dissection and western blotting. The candidate also will receive training in intravenous drug self-administration and stereotaxic surgery to help support the behavioral investigations. The candidate is expected to work independently, document/analyze data, and write manuscripts. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for communicating with the PIs and other lab members to form an active, collaborative research team. Prior achievement, as demonstrated by first-author publications also is required.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a Ph.D. completed within the last 1-2 years in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, or related fields. A background in the above neurobiological techniques is strongly desirable.

To apply: Please submit your application, including a CV, a brief statement of past and future research interests, and 3 reference letters to Dr. Hengye Man ( and Dr. Kathleen Kantak (