A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Rawls in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) and Department of Pharmacology at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia25.6.2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Rawls in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) and Department of Pharmacology at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia. Our laboratory is studying and developing neuropharmacological profiles of synthetic cathinones (e.g. ‘bath salts’) for comparison with established psychostimulant drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine. A major emphasis is determining how chemokine and cytokine systems in brain reward substrates are impacted by psychostimulant drug intake and influence psychostimulant reward, reinforcement and relapse. We utilize a combination of behavioral (self-administration, conditioned place preference, ICSS, forced swim, elevated plus maze), neurochemical (in vivomicrodialysis/HPLC) and cellular (gene/protein expression, immunohistochemistry, binding) techniques. We also use contemporary drug discovery approaches through collaborations with medicinal chemists to separate adverse and therapeutic effects of synthetic cathinones.
For this position we are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with experience in studying behavioral and neurochemical effects of drugs of abuse to lead a NIDA-funded project investigating impacts of chemokine/cytokine systems on psychostimulant dependence and relapse. The successful candidate will join a highly-interactive neuroscience community and will work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in CSAR and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
A recent Ph.D. degree in either neuroscience or pharmacology is preferred. Submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Scott Rawls, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.