Applications are sought for a full-time, NIH-funded Postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team in the laboratory of Dr. Alicia Izquierdo in the UCLA Department of Psychology.

The focus of the Izquierdo lab is on the neurobiological basis of reward learning and decision making. Projects in the lab run from the basic neuroscience of reinforcement learning to preclinical models of decision making in withdrawal. Our lab incorporates novel behavioral, pharmacological, computational, and in vivo imaging methods to address these questions.

A successful candidate(s) will have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in Neuroscience or Psychology
  • Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment
  • Desire to conduct cutting-edge neuroscience research
  • Experience in computer programming is required
  • Experience in computational modeling and/or in vivo imaging is highly desirable, but not required.

To apply please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two potential recommenders to Alicia Izquierdo ( Informal inquiries are welcome. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is flexible. Candidate must currently possess their doctoral diploma, and not be in the process of receiving their doctoral diploma. Receipt of candidate’s doctoral diploma must not exceed a period of 10 years. Candidate also should not already have 5 years or more Postdoctoral experience.

We especially encourage women and those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields to apply to our lab. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.