Post doctoral Scholar
College of Medicine
1d ago


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Postdoctoral Research in Behavioral Neuroscience

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

One postdoctoral scholar position is available immediately in Dr. Zheng-Ming Ding’s lab at Department of Anesthesiology.

Dr. Ding’s research is focused on elucidating neural mechanisms underlying the development of drug addiction using rat models.

An array of behavioral, biochemical, and molecular biological techniques are extensively utilized in the lab, including drug self-administration, microdialysis-HPLC, immunohistochemistry, Western blot, gene manipulation, and optogenetics etc.

On-going projects are focused on investigating 1) behavioral, neurochemical, and molecular mechanisms underlying the role of cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine, in the development of nicotine reinforcement, and 2) neuroadaptations and neuro-circuits critical to the development of nicotine and alcohol addiction.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals with strong creative and critical thinking and a desire to learn and expand their interests and expertise.

Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience or related disciplines, excellent knowledge and expertise in behavioral models related to drug addiction and techniques currently used in the lab.

The position is 2-3 years and is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding. Interested candidates are required to attach to application the curriculum vitae and a cover letter.

In addition, interested candidates are invited to email their curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing qualifications and achievements, statement of research, and a list of three references to Dr.

Zheng-Ming Ding at zding

For more information, please follow the link : .

The PSU College of Medicine is one of the country’s leading medical schools and Department of Anesthesiology hosts a basic science research team focusing on addiction research, offering ample opportunity for interaction and collaboration.

The College provides excellent shared-service core research facilities, including flow cytometry & cell sorting, genomic analysis, imaging services, mass spectrometry & proteomics, and transgenic & other animal services, etc.

Frequent meetings and external seminars provide many opportunities for on-campus and cross-campus collaborations. For more information, please follow the link : .


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