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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Addiction Research: Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology


Bethesda, Maryland, USA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

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06/18/2013

The Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies (LCTS) at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for post-doctoral fellows (MD and/or PhD) to conduct research in the laboratory located within the Mark O Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Under the leadership of Dr. Markus Heilig, the laboratory uses translational strategies and human studies, to investigate genetic susceptibility and neuroadaptive processes underlying the development of alcohol dependence and related phenotypes. The lab also conducts studies aimed at identifying potential molecular and behavioral targets for novel treatments.

Current research opportunities are available at:

Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology is a joint NIAAA-NIDA section, whose mission is to identify new pharmacological targets for addictions treatment and develop new medications for alcoholism and smoking. Research includes outpatient and inpatient studies (including human laboratory studies with neuroimaging and biobehavioral components) with a special emphasis on the possible role of feeding-related hormones as novel pharmacological targets for medications development. Candidates (MD and/or PhD) should have a strong background and interest in translational and clinical addiction pharmacology. For additional information, contact: Dr. Lorenzo Leggio lorenzo.leggio@nih.gov

Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Candidates should have less than 5 years of post-doctoral training. Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a current C.V. and bibliography, a brief statement of research accomplishments and interests, along with 3 references. Applications can be submitted electronically or by mail to:

Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center

Building 10 CRC Room 1-5330

10 Center Drive

Bethesda, Maryland 20892

LCTSResearch@mail.nih.gov

Refer to this website for additional information:

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/research/niaaa-intramural-program/niaaa-laboratories/laboratory-clinical-and-translational-studies

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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