Postdoc position at the Contet laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)


A postdoctoral position is available for a recent Ph.D. graduate to join the Contet laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) and study the neurobiological mechanisms of alcohol dependence. Our group investigates the proteins and neural circuits that are dysregulated by chronic alcohol exposure and their contribution to excessive drinking and other symptoms of alcohol dependence (www.contetlab.com). Previous experience with mouse behavior, stereotaxic surgeries, histology and molecular biology is desirable. Programming skills (MATLAB, R) would be advantageous. A high degree of self-motivation, meticulousness, critical thinking, efficient communication, and integrity are expected.

The Contet laboratory is part of TSRI Department of Molecular Medicine, Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research, TSRI Alcohol Research Center, and TSRI Neuropsychopharmacology Training Program, which provide unique opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations and outstanding resources for integrative training in the alcohol/drug addiction field.

This position offers California exempt salary (i.e., higher than NRSA stipend levels) and competitive health insurance from TSRI. US citizenship or permanent residency is required for appointment to our NIH-funded Institutional Training Grant. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send their application material (CV, cover letter and contact information for three references) to Dr. Candice Contet (contet@scripps.edu).