Posted 10/13/2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity in the Neurobiology of Addiction

A new NIDA-funded postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately at Boston University in the departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Biology. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scholar to join a collaborative research project that studies the molecular, pharmacological and behavioral determinants of extinction memory enhancement in cocaine-addicted rats, with a focus on glutamate receptor subcellular translocation, receptor modification and turnover. The candidate will be responsible for cellular and molecular biological experiments utilizing a variety of techniques, including viral vector construction, neuron culture infection, brain injection, brain tissue dissection and western blotting. The candidate will receive additional training to help support the linked behavioral investigations. The candidate is expected to work independently, document/analyze data, and write manuscripts. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for communicating with the PIs and other lab members to form an active, collaborative research team. Prior achievement, as demonstrated by first-author publications also is required.

Eligibility: Applicants should have a Ph.D. completed within the last 1-2 years in Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, or related fields. A background in the above neurobiological techniques is highly desired.

 Appointment: The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for 2 or more years, depending on progress. In addition, Boston University offers several on-campus opportunities to our postdoctoral scholars for networking and professional career development.

To apply: Please submit your application, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and the names and contact details for 3 referees to Dr. Hengye Man ( and Dr. Kathleen Kantak (

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


POSTED 10/23/2017


The Department of Biology at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in integrative neurobiology starting in fall 2018. We seek a colleague who utilizes cutting edge molecular and genetic approaches applied within a broad neuroscience context to study basic and translational neurobiological questions in any animal model system. Topics of interest include: 1) molecular or genetic analyses of the formation, function, and plasticity of neural circuits, in the context of development, behavior, or neurological disorders; 2) neurogenetic or transcriptomic approaches for mapping brain connectivity or brain activity; 3) novel tools for multi-modal analysis and/or manipulation of neural activity and gene expression in situ; and 4) genetic determinants of neuron phenotype diversity and neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological disorders. We will also strongly consider investigators working in areas that are complementary to the existing strengths of the department such as molecular mechanisms regulating brain development and disease, and circuit analysis of sensory function and learning in vivo. Responsibilities include growing and maintaining a vibrant research program with extramural funding, teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participating in graduate training. The successful candidate will join a strong and growing interdisciplinary Neuroscience research community at Boston University that also benefits from close affiliations with engineering initiatives including Photonics and synthetic and systems biology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. The successful candidate will be offered newly renovated laboratory facilities as well as a competitive salary and start-up package.

Review of applications will begin 1 November 2017. Please use AcademicJobsOnline to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three representative reprints, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted through the same website. In the cover letter, we invite applicants to include accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion. Inquiries can be addressed to Hengye Man (, Chair, Neurobiology Search Committee. Please visit the following website for information about the Biology Department.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

More information about the position is available at, and about our department at