The Collins Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct innovative NIDA- and VA-funded research on the behavioral pharmacology of Substance Use Disorders. Current research in our laboratory is focused on: 1) investigating behavioral and neuropharmacological factors that underlie the development of compulsive drug taking; 2) understanding how interactions among drugs at the center of the current overdose epidemic (e.g., methamphetamine and fentanyl) impact their abuse-related and toxic effects; and 3) developing novel polypharmacy approaches to targeting dopamine and serotonin systems for the treatment of substance use disorder. Through this fellowship, the selected candidate will gain expertise in a variety of behavioral techniques, including rodent self-administration and implantable telemetry, as well as the application of quantitative analyses to the study of drugs, drug-drug interactions, and behavior. The selected candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent line of research. Additional structured opportunities for scientific and career development are provided by a NIDA-funded T32 training grant.
Eligibility: Candidates should have a recent doctoral degree in Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, or a related discipline, and a strong interest in conducting drug abuse research. Prior experience with rodent or non-human primate behavior is preferred, but not essential.
To apply: Send a CV, a brief statement of research/training goals, and the names and contact information of three references to Gregory T. Collins, Ph.D. (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UTHSCSA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: 451368
About University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio is the premier academic research center of the seventh largest city in the country. The interdisciplinary basic and clinical research across the institution's five schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate) is the chief catalyst of the $40.2 billion health care and biosciences sector of the city.
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