A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Christine Rabinak's Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Our research focuses on behavioral and neural processes underlying fear learning and memory in healthy volunteers and patients with fear-based disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder. For more information about the specific projects and areas please visit our lab website:
The initial postdoctoral fellow appointment will be for 2 years, with potential to renew. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Minimum qualifications include a highly motivated individual with a recently obtained (within the past 2 years) PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology), MD, or MD/PhD, or comparable degree. Strong evidence of technical experience in functional neuroimaging, including strong programming skills (Matlab, C++, Python, or equivalent programming language) is required. Experience designing and conducting Pavlovian fear conditioning studies and/or working with clinical populations of fear-based disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder) is highly desirable. Candidates are further required to have a strong record of research accomplishments and publications, including presentations of scientific results at national meetings and their publication in peer-reviewed journals, an ability to work in a team environment as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Duties will consist of, but are not limited to, designing, performing, and analyzing studies that investigate the role of the cannabinoid system in aversive learning and memory, aide, supervise, design, and execute experiments pertaining to the lab’s area of research (emotion and posttraumatic stress disorder). The candidate will participate in the writing of manuscripts and grants, presenting data at national and international meetings, and assist in the training of students. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to develop his/her own ideas within the scope of the lab.
Qualified candidates should submit their CV, the names of three references, and a cover letter summarizing current and future research interests by email to Dr. Rabinak at ude.enyaw|kanibar#ude.enyaw|kanibar
This position is funded by a fellowship from the Office of the Vice President of Research at Wayne State University.