Postdoctoral Fellows


Postdoctoral Fellows in the Training Program in Neuropsychopharmacology will be either:

  1. Postdoctoral students (Ph.D. degree) from pharmacology, psychology, psychobiology, neuroscience, psychiatry, or a related discipline, or

  2. Physicians who have completed at least three years of specialist training in psychiatry or another related area who want to further their education in neuropsychopharmacology.

    All must be US citizens or maintain appropriate residency status. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups in science.

The majority of Postdoctoral Fellows time, 85-90%, is spent doing research in the facilities of their preceptors. The didactic portion of the Program is individualized for each trainee, based on their previous training and the primary area in which he/she is interested. The minimum goals of the Training Program for Postdoctoral Fellows are:

  1. Write a proposed prospective program of research;
  2. Develop written communication skills leading to the submission of research grants and publications;
  3. Deliver oral talks leading to the skilled delivery of research presentations;
  4. Participate in national scientific meetings.
  5. Participate in monthly meetings of collaborative research groups, such as the Mouse Club, the Drug Club, or the Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Club.

Postdoctoral Fellows entering the Program are encouraged to submit applications for individual NRSA support. Skills in written and oral communication and skills in grant writing are developed through special seminars in "survival skills" that are held throughout the year by the Office of Postdoctoral Programs. A broad range of courses and new seminars are always offered so that each Fellow has the opportunity to remedy possible deficiencies in his/her background and to broaden or strengthen areas of interest and competence.

How to apply:

Prospective applicants should contact participating faculty directly for nomination. Selection of postdoctoral candidates into the Training Program is based on assessment of their ability and potential, as evidence by their previous achievements in research and letters of recommendation. All prospective candidates are screened by the Trainee Selection Committee as positions are available.

For more information, please contact:

Irwin Lucki, Ph.D.
Professor and Principal Investigator

Traci Chupik
Administrative Coordinator