Skip to content Skip to navigation

T32 NIDA Postdoctoral Fellowship - CU Boulder

News Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 21:15

We have post-doctoral training opportunities available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Several investigators may serve as possible mentors for an outstanding candidate who wishes to further their training in behavior genetics. Projects include large human genetics studies, molecular genetics, and mouse behavioral studies sought at uncovering and understanding genes related to substance use disorders.

The Institute of Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is one of the world's leading institutes for genetic research on behavior. Internationally renowned research projects include the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Study, and Longitudinal Twin Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the Colorado Drug Research Center, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. IBG is home to a DNA repository (about 40K samples) for research on human behavior, as well as studying behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic, and knockout-gene mice. Current research areas include aging, alcohol, behavioral development, brain structure and function, cognitive abilities and executive functions, drug abuse, evolution, neurodegenerative disease, nicotinic receptors, personality, psychopathology, reading and learning disabilities, and synaptic plasticity.

What We Require

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Genetics or related field (by the time of start date).
  • Expertise in some of these areas: human statistical genetics, mouse behavioral genetics, neuroscience, imaging genetics. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors directly.
  • The position is restricted to US citizens or Green Card holders because of the funding source.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Publications in the area of the proposed postdoctoral training.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • OPTIONAL- Research Paper: Please include 1-3 published papers relevant to your skills and interests combined into 1 Single PDF.
  • A letter of recommendation will be requested during the review process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.


Online App. Form:

Follow Us

Facebook IconTwitter Icon