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Taffe Lab: Positions

Positions Available in the Laboratory


The laboratory is currently seeking additional postdocs for several projects. Current projects in the laboratory focus on psychomotor stimulants, including novel cathinone derivatives, and the compulsive use of prescription opioids. The trainee will benefit from a vibrant research environment in CNAD which houses the laboratories of multiple investigators focused on topics related to substance abuse.

Applicants should have a recent doctoral degree in neuroscience, behavioral pharmacology, experimental psychology or related field and a strong interest in substance abuse research. An ability to think critically and creatively, along with strong writing and communication skills is essential. Previous experience with in vivo rodent models is preferred, but not essential. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Scripps Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer and individuals underrepresented in the field are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Taffe at the below address with a specific training proposal.

Michael A. Taffe, Ph.D.
Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders
Mailcode SP30-2400
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla CA 92037, USA
Email:; Fax: 858.784.7405


Candidates who are interested in doctoral studies in the laboratory should contact Dr. Taffe by email or at the above address.

Summer Internships for Undergraduates

The laboratory provides paid summer research internships for current undergraduate students. The goal is to give the student who is contemplating post-graduate training the opportunity to engage intensively in a research project over the summer break. These positions may be funded by a variety of sources including the TSRI Summer Internship Program, NIH Research Grant Supplements, NSF Student Internships and the laboratory. Candidates who are interested in working in the laboratory over the summer should contact Dr. Taffe by email or at the above address.

Research Technician

The laboratory is not currently seeking additional research technicians.