Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Washington State University Pullman, Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
United States

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position Number: 069406

College/Area: College of Veterinary Medicine

Hiring Unit: Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN) | Fuchs Laboratory

Department Link:            

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

College of Veterinary Medicine


Work Location:  Pullman

Zip Code: 99164-7620


Summary of Duties        

The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience has an opening for a junior postdoctoral position for an NIH-funded research programs.


We are specifically welcoming applications from highly motivated individuals with interest in neurobiology of cocaine- and heroin-seeking behaviors, drug memory reconsolidation, endocannabinoid mechanisms in drug addiction and who have demonstrated expertise in cellular/molecular neuroscience and proficiency with Western blotting and immunohistochemistry.


The Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience ( is an academic unit of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine ( International neuroscience faculty within the department form highly collaborative research units that study substance abuse, ingestive behavior, stress, and sleep neurobiology. Thus, the candidate will have ample opportunities for collaboration and co-mentoring. Furthermore, the department offers baccalaureate and doctoral degree programs in Neuroscience, in addition to postdoctoral training.


The department is housed in an award-winning, ultra-modern BSL-2 research facility on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, and it is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopy, imaging, electrophysiology, cell biology, and behavioral testing equipment.


Pullman is a college town located in the heart of the Palouse, on the Southeast border of Washington State, with easy access to innumerable outdoor recreation opportunities. It has received accolades for highest quality of life, healthy community, safety, and green transportation (


Additional Information 

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.


Anticipated Start Date:  07/29/2019

Tenure Track:    No

Full-Time/Part-Time:      Full Time

Appointment Status:      Temporary

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.



Required Qualifications

•             Recent Ph.D. in neuroscience or in another relevant field (e.g., chemistry, biology, psychology)

•             Evidence of strong background and research productivity

•             Excellent writing skills


Preferred Qualifications               

Interests – neural circuits and cellular mechanisms of cocaine and heroin relapse, drug memory reconsolidation, endocannabinoid mechanisms


Techniques – operant conditioning; IV and vapor drug self-administration; pharmacological, viral, and optogenetic manipulations; western blotting, immunohistochemistry


Background Check: Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment: Open Recruitment

Posting Open Date: 06/17/2019

Screening Begin Date: 07/08/2019

Posting Close Date:  Open Until Filled (overrides close field)       

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Application screening date begins July 8, 2019.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and fit for the position as well as a copy of their curriculum vitae and list of references.


EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.


WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (


WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or


Posting Number: 20152549F

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