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Post Doctoral Fellow

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We have a post-doctoral training opportunity available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Several investigators may serve as possible mentors for an outstanding candidate who wishes to further their training in behavior genetics. Projects include large human genetic studies, molecular genetics, and mouse behavioral studies aimed at uncovering and understanding genes related to substance use disorders.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is one of the world's leading institutes for genetic research on behavior. Internationally renowned research projects include the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Study, and Longitudinal Twin Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the Colorado Drug Research Center, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. IBG is home to a DNA repository (about 40K samples) for research on human behavior, as well as studying behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic, and knockout-gene mice. Current research areas include aging, alcohol, behavioral development, brain structure and function, cognitive abilities and executive functions, drug abuse, evolution, neurodegenerative disease, nicotinic receptors, personality, psychopathology, reading and learning disabilities, and synaptic plasticity.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Projects include large human genetic studies, molecular genetics, and mouse behavioral studies aimed at uncovering and understanding genes related to substance use disorders.

What You Should Know

  • The start date for this position must be between June 1 2022 to June 30 2022.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $53,760 to $65,292, depending on years of relevant post doctoral experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Genetics or related field (by the time of start date)
  • Expertise in some of these areas: human statistical genetics, mouse behavioral genetics, neuroscience, imaging genetics.
  • Applicants should contact potential mentors directly because the mentor will be asked to provide a letter of support describing the training for the candidate and potential projects. Mentor information can be found at
  • The position is restricted to US citizens or Green Card holders because of the funding source.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Publications in the area of the proposed postdoctoral training.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. OPTIONAL - Research Paper: Please include 1-3 published papers relevant to your skills and interests combined into 1 Single PDF.

A letter of recommendation will be requested during the review process.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email.  For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Marissa Ehringer

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