Postdoctoral Scholar
College of Medicine
2d ago


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Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available in Dr. Zheng-Ming Ding’s laboratory at the Department of Anesthesiology of The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

The appointment will be 2-3 years. Dr. Ding’s research is NIH-funded and is focused on elucidating neurobiological mechanisms underlying the development of drug use disorders, including nicotine and ethanol.

An array of behavioral (e.g., drug self-administration), neurochemical (e.g., microdialysis and HPLC), and molecular biological (e.

g., immunoassay) techniques are currently utilized in the lab. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with strong creative and critical thinking and a desire to learn and expand their interests and expertise.

Applicants with Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience or related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should apply to this position and attach their curriculum vitae, a cover letter summarizing qualifications and achievements, statement of research, and a list of three references.

The following background checks must be successfully completed for this position :

This position will require successful completion of standard background checks.

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check
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