Postdoc Position at Temple

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lynn Kirby in the Center for Substance Abuse Research at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.  The major focus of the lab is to investigate the role of the serotonin system in the affective components of substance abuse and stress-induced reinstatement using a combination of behavioral models (self-administration, conditioned place-preference) and ex vivo patch-clamp electrophysiology.  Other ongoing projects include investigation of cannabinoid and candidate cannabinoid receptor-mediated effects on cognitive function and hippocampal synaptic plasticity as well as the neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids in a model of ischemic stroke.  To learn more about the laboratory and the Center, please visit the Center website:


Priority will be given to candidates with a PhD or MD/PhD degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology or related field, experience with behavioral models of substance abuse and electrophysiology, a strong track record of productivity, strong analytical skills and strong written and oral communication skills.  U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.  Start date is flexible.


To apply please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references by email ([email protected]) or mail to Lynn Kirby, PhD.; Center for Substance Abuse Research; Medical Education and Research Building, Room 857; Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; 3500 North Broad Street; Philadelphia, PA 19140.