Postdoctoral Position Available to Investigate Alternatives to Prescription Opioids and novel cell biological underpinnings of opioid tolerance
A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Gintzler at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, located in Brooklyn, NYC. Research in the Gintzler lab is directed at identifying mechanisms that modulate endogenous opioid antinociception, key molecular components of which could serve as targets for stimulating endogenous opioid analgesia, eliminating or reducing the need for exogenous opioids. A parallel line of research investigates cell biological underpinnings of analgesic tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia following chronic exposure to opioids. The successful candidate would be exposed to an interdisciplinary research approach that utilizes cell lines maintained in culture, ex vivoas well as in vivo CNS preparations, immunohistochemistry and behavioral analysis.
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The successful candidate will have research experience in relevant neurobiology fields (e.g. molecular, cellular, or behavioral).
This position is NIH-funded, being in the first year of a 5-year NIDA award. Candidates are invited to submit their applications, complete with Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to this e-mail.