RARC Faculty Recruitments

The Brain Health Institute and Rutgers Addiction Research Center are recruiting multiple tenured or tenure track faculty members at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to expand our research portfolio in the areas of Basic Science; Epidemiology, Etiology, & Prevention; Treatment & Recovery; and Public Policy.

For more information about these positions visit our positions launch announcement. If you have any questions, please email RARC Director Dr. Danielle Dick, danielle.m.dick@rutgers.edu.

RARC Program Assistant (Per Diem)

The RARC is recruiting a part-time Program Assistant to assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of programs within Dr. Danielle Dick’s laboratory. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and program support to the Principal Investigator, faculty, and other professional staff. This position assists in clerical work, procurement, planning and support of program activities, and the coordination of office operations.

For more information about this position visit our positions launch announcement.

Addiction-Related Positions at Rutgers

Multiple postdoctoral positions in addiction research are available across Rutgers campuses and departments. A collection of these opportunities can be found on our Training Opportunities page under the Postdoctoral tab.

Under the direction of Principal Investigator Dr. Mark Rossi, the Research Teaching Specialist (RTS) V will be responsible for the performance and analysis of specialized experiments focused on studying the involvement of the hypothalamus and associated brain regions in regulating feeding and obesity. The project is part of the lab’s goal to understand how the brain orchestrates motivated behavior and how it is altered in pathologies such as obesity, addiction, or eating disorders using in vivo calcium imaging, optogenetics, and electrophysiology.

The RTS is expected to have experience in conducting and analyzing scientific experiments involving rodent models and in neuroscience and cellular biology techniques, such as genotyping, survival surgery, histology, microscopy, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, or coding. The RTS will be responsible for maintenance and genotyping of the mouse colony and will assist with ongoing research projects in the lab. The RTS will also be responsible for ordering reagents and supplies as well as collaborating with the Principal Investigator in monitoring how the resources are used in the lab. In addition, the RTS will participate in lab meetings, research in progress seminars, and present at conferences. Applicant will assist in the preparation and writing of scientific manuscripts and grant applications, and in the management of the laboratory, including the training of new personnel and the direct oversight of student aids. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, one (1) year of related experience in neuroscience or related research, and  experience with mouse breeding and handling.


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Under the direction of the Brain Health Institute, the Principal Laboratory Technician/Lab Manager will be required to help oversee research activities in a university laboratory that uses rats to study brain mechanisms of cognitive function, addiction and neuropsychiatric disorders. They will also help carry out behavioral and anatomical neuroscience research projects in the laboratory. The Principal Laboratory Technician/Lab Manager will conduct laboratory research in the areas of behavioral neuroscience including conditioned place preference, drug self-administration, operant behavior, intracranial drug administration, and immunohistochemical staining of brain tissue. This position will also maintain and order supplies and equipment, compose and modify animal and other experimental protocols for administrative review, organize notebooks, brain tissue and other laboratory items, and perform other related laboratory duties as required and manage breeding colonies and genotype animals. This full-time position requires an Associates Degree in a relevant science plus one (1) year related experience in a laboratory environment.

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