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Post-Doc Fellow
Detroit, MI, United States
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Post-Doc Fellow

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Post-Doc Fellow at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Dr. Christine Rabinak’s Translational Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory (www.tnp2lab.org) at Wayne State University is recruiting Post-Doctoral Fellows (full or part-time).
The postdoctoral fellow (‘Fellow’) will be involved in all research projects; however will also be the lead on a newly funded clinical trial examining the feasibility and effectiveness a novel pharmacological approach to enhance the effects of Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. This study is in the early stages of development and requires a lead investigator to help develop the study design, conduct the study (data collection and analyses), write manuscripts as the lead author, and develop future studies and grant submissions from the data collected.
This postdoctoral fellowship is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience in conducting clinical trials is adults with posttraumatic stress disorder with a multidisciplinary team as a major urban research-intensive university, while collecting, analyzing, interpreting clinical and neuroimaging data, and gaining experience in cannabinoid pharmacology. Duties will consist of, but are not limited to, designing, performing, and analyzing studies that investigate the role of the cannabinoid system in aversive learning and memory, aide, supervise, design, and execute experiments pertaining to the lab’s area of research (emotion and posttraumatic stress disorder). The Fellow will participate in the writing of manuscripts and grants, presenting data at national and international meetings, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the lab. The Fellow will be expected to develop their own ideas within the scope of the lab.



Highly motivated individual with a recently obtained (within the past 4 years) PhD in a relevant field (e.g., Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology), MD, or MD/PhD, or comparable degree.

Experience designing and conducting Pavlovian fear conditioning studies and/or working with clinical populations of fear-based disorders (e.g., anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder) is highly desirable.

Candidates are further required to have a strong record of research accomplishments and publications, including presentations of scientific results at national meetings and original research publication(s) in peer-review journals, an ability to work in a team environment, as well as, good oral and written communication skills.


H18 - Pharmacy & Health Science

Primary department:

H1823 - Pharmacy Practice

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full or Fractional Time
  • Job category: Research

Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary

Working conditions:

Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://wayne.edu/coronavirus

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:

Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Wayne State University requires all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions.
Learn more at: WSU Covid-19 Website

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Wayne State University
Human Resources * 5700 Cass Avenue * Suite 3638 AAB
Detroit, MI * 48202

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