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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Models of Substance Use Disorders

University Buffalo, Buffalo
at or above NIH scale based on experience
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023


A dynamic neuroscience research group at the University at Buffalo (UB) is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Associate position focused on understanding how commonly misused substances mediate behavioral, molecular, and cellular plasticity. Our lab is engaged in many exciting cutting edge projects using a multifaceted approach from molecules to behavior. We apply advanced molecular and cellular approaches and sophisticated behaviors, most often in rodent models of drug seeking and relapse-like behaviors. Techniques used in the lab include animal behavior, confocal/fluorescent microscopy, viral mediated gene transfer, and advanced molecular techniques to help elucidate how drugs of abuse hijack the brain's reward pathway. We are looking for an individual with a deep enthusiasm for investigating the cellular and behavioral mechanisms of psychiatric disorders. All members of the laboratory are encouraged to develop scientific focus-based mutual interests and are given all necessary resources to develop independent projects and aims. Career development is a core principle of the laboratory, and all members have the full support of the P.I. and institute to help achieve their career goals. We provide excellent opportunities to advance your academic career including high impact publications  (for example; Martin et., 2019, Werner et al., 2020) and professional networking. This candidate will have demonstrated an individual that has a good understanding of rodent behavioral testing--although not necessarily in drug addiction models. This is a NIH funded position with expected salary to be at or above NIH scale.

We deeply encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in STEM. We will not tolerate discrimination due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a current C.V. to

 Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.


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