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Translational Addiction NeurosciencePosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Jun-10
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow to identify possible novel medications for addiction. The workplace is in the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology of NIDA's Intramural Research Program (IRP) located in Baltimore, Maryland.
The laboratory is led by Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (https://irp.nih.gov/pi/lorenzo-leggio) and is jointly funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and NIDA.
The laboratory conducts clinical and translational inpatient and outpatient studies to identify possible novel medications for addiction. Additionally, the laboratory is conducting a variety of collaborative pre-clinical research, including behavioral and pharmacological experiments with animal models of addiction, with the Neurobiology of Addiction Section at the NIDA Intramural Research Program.
The overall goal of these studies is to identify and develop novel effective treatments for alcohol and substance use disorder. The focus of the laboratory is to study novel pathways related to the microbiome-gut-liver-brain axis, with special emphasis on neuroendocrine pathways, gut microbiome and surgical manipulations of the gut-brain axis. The selected candidate will work primarily in pre-clinical projects within the NIDA Intramural Research Program in Baltimore, MD. Furthermore, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will have access to lectures, educational, mentoring and grant training opportunities at the lab-level, and NIH-wide.Qualifications:
An M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree is required. The fellowship is open to U.S. and foreign citizens. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in carrying over experimental studies with rodents, with a focus on behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience. Experience in molecular neuroscience would be welcome.To Apply:
Please send current CV, a statement of research background and interests, and at least 3 reference contacts to: Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., Email: lorenzo.leggionih.gov.
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