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Job ID: 127090

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Maryland

Date Posted Aug. 2, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Fellow
University University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD, United States
Department Psychiatry More About This Department...
Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2019
Position Start Date October 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Psychiatry/Psychology/Behavioral Science
    Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Gould lab is currently seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic research project studying the neurobiology and pharmacology of novel, rapid-acting antidepressant drugs, including ketamine (see Nature, 2016 May 4;533(7604):481-6).

Our laboratory employs preclinical approaches to study the neurobiology of mood disorders and therapeutic mechanisms, in addition to developing novel treatments (see These include a broad range of techniques, from the use of classical pharmacology, transgenic mice, behavioral pharmacology and electrophysiology, to cutting edge technologies such as optogenetics, chemogenetics, and in vivo fiber photometry. Preferred candidates will have some experience in, or strong desire to learn these techniques, with strong writing and communication skills (proficiency in English is essential). As a member of the lab, the fellow will be expected to work towards developing an independent career: playing a lead role in the design and execution of projects, writing publications and presenting data and results. Salary will be based on experience. Interested applicants with a PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, or related disciplines should send a CV, statement of research interests and the names of 2-3 references to: Dr. Todd Gould, Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Anatomy and Neurobiology, at the University Maryland School of Medicine, via e-mail:

Requirements: Strong writing and communication skills as well as proficiency in English are essential. PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, or related discipline.

  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, or protected veteran’s status to recruit, hire, compensate, train, and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels with regard to their qualifications and without consideration to the aforementioned categories. Exceptions to this policy will be made only as allowed by law; for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Todd D Gould
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    685 W. Baltimore St
    Mstf 936
    Baltimore, MD 21201
  • 4107065585


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