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Postdoctoral Scholars - Ostlund Laboratory - Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,000-$71,952. See POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR-EMPLOYEE POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR-FELLOW POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR-PAID DIRECT INTERIM POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR-EMPLOYEE for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: July 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UC Irvine School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Postdoctoral Scholars – Ostlund Laboratory

The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, University of California Irvine Health System, anticipates openings for Postdoctoral Scholar position(s) in the Ostlund Laboratory. Candidates should possess a PhD in Neuroscience, Psychology, or related field with experience in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Our research focuses on basic mechanisms of motivated behavior and decision making and how they become dysregulated in addiction and other behavioral disorders. We integrate sophisticated rodent behavioral assays with a range of neuroscience techniques such as opto- and chemo-genetics, and fast-scan cyclic voltammetry.

Ostlund Lab Website:

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar requires a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent.

• Experience in rodent behavioral analysis.
• Demonstrated evidence of research scholarship.

Interested candidates should apply through UC Irvine’s RECRUIT system:

To be considered for the position, please upload the required application materials:

  • 3 required; 2 optional References (Contact Information Only)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration form


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar requires a doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) or the foreign equivalent.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Orange, CA / Irvine, CA