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GPCR-Dependent Neurodevelopmental and Neuroprotective Signaling Mechanisms

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Molecular Signaling, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health, located in Rockville, Maryland. We are investigating novel GPCR signaling mechanisms in neurodevelopment and neuroprotection leading to a potential link to neurodegenerative conditions and/or a therapeutic strategy for CNS injury in adulthood. For further information on our research, please visit our web site: (


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, ideally in neuro/cell biology or biochemistry with less than five years of postdoctoral training and demonstrated experience in molecular/cell biology and in vivo studies using rodents. A creative and highly motivated individual who is qualified in some but not necessarily in all these areas will also be considered. Strong verbal and written communication skills are desirable. Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments as well as NIH guidelines for intramural research training awards.

To Apply:

Interested candidates must apply by submitting a letter, along with a CV, including a list of publications, and three letters of recommendation electronically to Dr. Hee-Yong Kim at

NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. All positions are subject to a background check. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.