Postdoctoral Training Fellowship Opportunity at The University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin’s NIAAA T32 Training Program anticipates two openings for postdoctoral fellows beginning July 1, 2022. Applications are invited for this 2-year (with the possibility of 3 years) postdoctoral training fellowship in the neurobiological and behavioral effects of alcohol. Training opportunities span a breadth of state-of-the-art translational, psychosocial, and preclinical approaches in animal models and human subjects research including behavior, bioinformatics, genetics, electrophysiology, imaging, molecular biology, neurochemistry, and neuropharmacology. Our dynamic training environment boasts a 35 year history of successfully preparing postdoctoral fellows for careers in alcohol research. Integrated with the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, this opportunity is available for any one of our training faculty’s laboratories, but especially Cisler, Eberhart, Lippard, Mangieri, Melamed, Morikawa, or Natividad, research groups who are actively recruiting. Our faculty span 7 academic departments/divisions (Molecular Biosciences, Neurology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work) at UT Austin creating a rich interdisciplinary environment.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed their doctoral training in biology, chemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, social work, or a related field and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Competitive applicants will have a strong track record of scholarly productivity and commitment to a career in alcohol research. Individuals must be highly motivated, possess initiative, and demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. UT is an equal-opportunity employer. Women and those from groups under-represented in health-related research fields are highly encouraged to apply. Earliest start date is expected to be July 1, 2022. Stipend, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds are supported by our Institutional T32 Training Award.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Initiate the application process by emailing the director, Dr. Kim Nixon, at with a letter of interest and CV or the training faculty of interest, directly. After review of your CV, applicants may be asked for a statement of research and career goals and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins immediately until the positions are filled.

ABOUT AUSTIN & UT: The University of Texas at Austin is a top 10 public university in the U.S. with over 11,000 graduate and professional students and ~350 postdoctoral fellows. Nearly 7200 sponsored research projects translate into over $798 million research dollars awarded in 2019-20. With the new Dell Medical School, translational research is expanding exponentially. Austin, the capital of the state of Texas, is the 11th largest city in the U.S. with 2 million people in the metro area. As the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin boasts an eclectic art and music scene, temperate climate, and diverse, highly educated population. The city spans the eastern edge of the hill country of central Texas which provides great outdoor recreational activities through rugged limestone and granite hills and the many lakes formed from the Colorado River. Austin or “Silicon Hills” has been ranked as the #1 place to live in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report numerous times for its vibrant economy driven by a thriving tech sector and high quality of life.

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