Postdoctoral Position in Addiction Neuroscience at Rutgers Brain Health Institute

Brain Health Institute at Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Postdoctoral Position in Addiction Neuroscience in the Aston-Jones Lab at Rutgers Brain Health Institute

A postdoctoral associate is sought with experience in rodent behavior or brain immunohistochemistry. This postdoc will join the Aston-Jones lab to explore brain substrates of addiction using advanced behavioral economic and other behavioral and neurotransduction approaches in rat drug self-administration models. Research will use transgenic (orexin-cre; TH-cre) rats and local microinjections of DIO viral vectors into brain, immunohistochemical analyses, as well as assays for addiction-like behavioral phenotypes to identify brain circuits responsible for addiction. Join a leading neuroscience lab, with a strong record of post-doctoral mentorship and training, in an exciting circuit-level approach to understanding and developing new therapies for addiction and related mental health disorders.  With over 300 neuroscience faculty labs engaged in basic, clinical and translational research, the new Rutgers Addiction Research Center at BHI, with over 100 addiction research faculty, and proximity to New York, Princeton and Philadelphia neuroscience communities, Rutgers offers tremendous opportunities for collaborations, training and career growth. Applicants must have a strong academic record of independent research with a PhD or MD degree. Expertise with rodent behavior or brain immunohistochemistry is required. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, names of 3 references and a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications to Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D., Director, Brain Health Institute, at . Applications can also be submitted at- .

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment

About Rutgers University
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research. Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers. Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

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