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Neural Mechanisms of Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD

Position Description:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the Neuronal Networks Section of the Neuroscience Research Branch.
The postdoctoral positions are available to conduct research aimed to understand neural mechanisms of substance abuse under the mentoring and supervision of Dr. Marisela Morales (Chief of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch), starting after October 1, 2021.


We are seeking highly motivated, talented and creative postdoctoral individuals interested in investigating brain circuitry involved in motivated behavior, pain or drug abuse. Our research applies multidisciplinary approaches. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with research experience relevant to our lab interests and a desire to work independently within a collaborative team environment.
The position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with less than five years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates with research backgrounds in neuroscience, behavioral pharmacology, molecular biology or ex vivo or in vivo electrophysiology are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Send a CV, including contact information of at least three references who can objectively evaluate your capabilities as a scientist, and a brief description of research experience and interests (types of questions you would like to address while working with our group) to:
Dr. Lemuel Brown at
The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The NIH is dedicated to build a diverse community in its training and employment programs. The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers