A position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The Collins laboratory investigates the behavioral and pharmacological determinants of drug abuse, with ongoing NIH-funded projects aimed at characterizing the abuse-related and toxic effects of synthetic cathinones through the use of procedures such as intravenous self-administration, drug discrimination, and implantable cardiovascular telemetry in rats. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio offers an exceptional research environment with a number of faculty investigating various aspects of substance abuse. In addition, a NIDA-funded T32 entitled “Training in Drug Abuse Research: Behavior and Neurobiology” (PI: Charles France) provides additional structured opportunities for scientific and career development.
Applicants should have a recent doctoral degree in Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, or a related discipline and a strong interest in conducting drug abuse research. Applicants should be hard-working with excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical skills, and the ability to think creatively. Prior experience with rodent behavior is preferred, but not essential. Applicants for this NIH-funded position must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research/training goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Gregory T. Collins, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.