Postdoc on neurobiology of alcohol dependence – Scripps Research Institute

A postdoctoral position is available for a recent Ph.D. graduate to join the Contet laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) and study the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence. Our group investigates the proteins and neural circuits that are dysregulated by chronic alcohol exposure and their contribution to excessive drinking and other symptoms of alcohol dependence. We are looking for a candidate with strong expertise in molecular biology and histology techniques to analyze mouse brain samples for molecular quantification, cellular phenotyping and neurotracing. Additional experience with fiber photometry, microendoscopic imaging or adult brain cell sorting would be a major advantage. We are expecting a high degree of self-motivation, meticulousness, critical thinking, efficient communication and utmost research integrity.

The local scientific environment is optimal for young scientists to thrive. The Contet laboratory is part of TSRI Department of Neuroscience, Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research, TSRI Alcohol Research Center, and TSRI Neuropsychopharmacology Training Program, which provide unique opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations and outstanding resources for integrative training in the alcohol/drug addiction field.

 This position offers standard NIH salary levels and competitive health insurance from TSRI. US citizenship or permanent residence is required for appointment to our NIH-funded Institutional Training Grant. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send their application material (CV, cover letter and contact information for three references) to Dr. Candice Contet.