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Postdoctoral Fellowships at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The Behavioral Pharmacology Group at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications from highly motivated individuals for postdoctoral fellowships. This group includes Drs. Charles France, Rick Lamb, Wouter Koek, John Roache, Don Dougherty, Lance McMahon, Brett Ginsburg and Lisa Gerak; these highly collaborative investigators within the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry are well funded by NIH to study behavioral and pharmacological mechanisms underlying the therapeutic and/or abuse potential of GABAergics, opioids, alcohol, stimulants, nicotine and cannabinoids, to study behavioral and pharmacological treatments for smoking, alcoholism and cocaine addiction, and to study the behavioral and biologic basis of vulnerability to addiction. Participating pre-clinical faculty have broad expertise in drug self-administration, drug discrimination, place conditioning, and many other behavioral assays, conducted within a spacious, state-of-the-art animal facility housing a variety of laboratory animal species. Participating clinical faculty have broad expertise in human laboratory and treatment research which is being conducted in newly renovated space especially designed for these purposes. San Antonio is a vibrant, multicultural city that borders the Texas Hill Country and offers museums of art and culture, diverse cuisine, and professional sports including basketball, baseball and hockey. South Texas boasts many state and national parks which can be enjoyed year round under sunny skies and pleasantly warm temperatures. San Antonio is an ideal place to live for those transitioning from graduate training to a career in science. Individuals who have completed or will complete their PhD training in pharmacology, psychology, biology, neuroscience or a related field are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and letters of reference to Lisa Gerak, Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, mail code 7764, San Antonio TX 78229 or by email. All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.