We are currently seeking two postdoctoral fellows with strong technical skills in preclinical and cellular models of drug abuse, and a broader interest in the science of drug addiction, for positions with Dr. Emily Jutkiewicz and/or Dr. John Traynor. Projects are related to the development of medications for the management of opiate and/or cocaine abuse. The selected candidates will become members of our NIH interdisciplinary training grant on the Biology of Drug Abuse.
The Jutkiewicz and Traynor laboratories within the Department of Pharmacology are focused on 1) using behavioral pharmacology assays to understand the abuse-related effects of drugs and persistent effects on physiology and behavior, and 2) designing novel medications against psychostimulants and evaluating the mechanisms of action of these drugs at the molecular and behavioral level. The Department of Pharmacology has an active group of drug abuse researchers that is complemented by addiction researchers in the wider University of Michigan community. The successful candidates will have strong communication skills and clear technical expertise, with a focus on either in vitro (e.g., expression analysis, Western blots, signaling and receptor binding assays) or in vivo (e.g., operant behavior, locomotor activity) models. An ability to integrate in vivo and in vitro findings will be an advantage. Candidates will have completed an MD or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., biochemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, biological psychology, physiology, etc.) and must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
Applications from qualified women, minorities and/or disabled individuals are encouraged. Positions are available immediately. Please email an up-to-date CV and the names of three referees to John Traynor.
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