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Postdoctoral Fellow in Addiction Neuroscience

Temple University Neuroscience
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
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Jun 22, 2021

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
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Full Time
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Postdoc Fellowship
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The Briand lab at Temple University is seeking an accomplished and motivated Postdoctoral Associate to participate in an NIH-supported research project investigate physiological, molecular, cellular and behavioral mechanisms underlying drug addiction. Our research program utilizes a variety of approaches including optogenetics, whole-cell electrophysiology, behavioral testing, molecular techniques, and structural imaging. Additional information about the laboratory is available at:

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline. Experience with whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology is required, experience in rodent behavior, molecular biology and/or microscopy is preferred. This position would be ideal for a candidate trained in electrophysiology looking to gain more experience in behavioral models of addiction. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of publication, good organizational skills and attention to detail.

Please send a brief letter of interest describing research experience and career goals, current CV and contact information for three references in a single PDF file to Dr. Lisa Briand at

Individuals holding or near completion (within six months) of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree are eligible.

Temple University is located in Philadelphia, PA, the sixth-largest city in the U.S. Philadelphia is a fantastic place to study, work and play. From its wealth of history to its renowned museums, to its bustling urban life and famous cuisine, there’s a lot to do and see.

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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