The Drug Abuse Training Program (T32 DA007288) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowships.

Postdoctoral Fellow position available on a NIDA T32 training grant to pursue collaborative studies in the laboratories of Drs. Jacqueline McGinty and James Otis with members of the NIH-funded Center for Opioid and Cocaine Addiction Research in the Dept of Neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina. The primary goal of the studies is to characterize the effects of opioid self administration and seeking on neuroadaptations in the prefrontal cortex of rodents using viral-mediated DREADD and optogenetic strategies, in situ gene expression, and high resolution 2-photon Ca2+ imaging in transgenic mice.


Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in neuroscience or a related field and must be eligible for appointment to an NIH-supported training grant (green card resident or US citizen). Research experience related to in vivo rodent models of addiction preferred.

Application:  Interested individuals should send a brief letter describing research interests and career goals with a copy of their CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Jacqueline McGinty ( Review of applications will continue until available positions are filled.

Environment: MUSC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services and provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


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