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Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Pharmacology

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Categories: Staff
Department: Psychology

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.


This is a postdoctoral fellowship position supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The position was created to facilitate research in the behavioral pharmacology laboratory under the direction of Dr. Mark Smith. The individual in this position will help supervise and conduct all research being conducted by Dr. Smith and will develop his or her own line of research in behavioral pharmacology.


Supervise and conduct research in the behavioral pharmacology laboratory.  This work includes, but is not limited to, performing surgeries, training animals in behavioral tasks, and conducting behavioral tests.  The work also includes supervising the work of students and technicians in the lab, and helping the technicians when needed.  This work also includes writing manuscripts and grants, and presenting scientific findings at regional and national conferences.

Teaching and supervising undergraduate students.  This works includes teaching classes at Davidson College as an instructor, assisting Dr. Smith in his teaching responsibilities, and/or supervising senior thesis work and other research projects of undergraduate students.  This responsibility is an option conditional on mutual approval by the employee, supervisor, and department.


Ph.D in Psychology, Neuroscience or Pharmacology. Extensive experience conducting research in behavioral pharmacology using animal models is required; however, this experience may be obtained in part or in whole from graduate training.

The individual must have broad knowledge of psychological, biological, and pharmacological concepts and theories. The individual must have diverse skills and training in conducting research in behavioral pharmacology using animal models. The individual must have experience teaching and/or supervising undergraduate research.


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At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.


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