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Postdoctoral Research Position - OPIRA Lab

postdoctoral research position is available in OPIRA Lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department, focusing on the application of cutting-edge imaging methods to the neurobiology of addiction and stress. The start date is ASAP.  


This research project will employ photoacoustic imaging in vivo in a pre-clinical model of addiction to study the neuronal and vascular effects of the synthetic opioid fentanyl in rats. This position is available to a well-qualified, highly motivated and eager to learn scientist who wishes to develop scientific and professional skills in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Applicants should hold or be about to hold a PhD or a MD/PhD with Biology, Neuroscience, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics, or Biomedical Physics, background. Knowledge of optics, ultrasound, and photoacoustic imaging is a plus. Experience with animal (rat) models, handling and surgery is a positive.

Ability to work independently. Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field. Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles. Excellent time management and organization skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment. Microsoft office software skills.  


Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV to Dr. Avanaki at

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