Postdoctoral position, Nicotine addiction research, University of Florida, USA

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Adriaan Bruijnzeel in the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. The position is funded by a US government grant. The candidate will use animal models to study the relationship between the nicotine content in tobacco and the reinforcing properties of cigarettes during adolescence in rats. The Bruijnzeel-lab is located in the McKnight Brain Institute ( The MBI houses state of the art research facilities and provides ample opportunities for collaborations.

This position requires a PhD in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have experience with animal models for drug abuse or psychiatric disorders. Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of publications, experience with rodent drug self-administration, and intracranial surgeries.

The University of Florida is located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. The University of Florida is the Flagship University in Florida and one of the topic public research universities in the USA. Gainesville is a small college town with nice restaurants and a thriving art scene. Gainesville is located about 110 miles north or Orlando which is home to some of the worlds’ top theme parks (e.g., Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom).

Please email application with CV, contact information of two references, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Adriaan Bruijnzeel (

Starting date: Immediately

Application due date: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity Institution.

Adriaan Bruijnzeel, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida