Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: $70,000 - $100,000
Academic / Postdoctoral
Academic / Research
Academic Medical Group
Internal Number: 001
A Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Researcher position in neuropharmacology and pain research is available in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Studies in the laboratory involve preclinical research projects related to the opioid sparing effects of novel analgesics, such as ketamine and ketamine derivatives, and rodent models for their comorbid effects with PTSD, depression and substance or alcohol use disorders [https://www.usuhs.edu/pha/faculty]. The incumbent will work in the laboratory of Dr. Irwin Lucki and have responsibility foradministering and leading a technical staff that conducts a funded plan of experiments.The successful candidate will utilize integrative approaches, incorporating rodent models assessing pain and behavior and investigating drug mechanisms of action. In addition, training will involve the development of skills in written and oral presentations, grant writing and career advancement.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D degree and demonstrate a career interest in psychopharmacology and the neurobiology of pain. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have worked in the U.S. for the past 3 years.
About Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the nation’s federal health professions academy — akin to the undergraduate programs of the U.S. military academies at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs. Like the academies, students are not charged tuition; they repay the nation for their education through service. In many respects, our curricula and educational experiences are similar to those of civilian academic health centers, with one important difference: our emphasis on military health care, leadership, readiness and public health sets USU apart.