Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Behavioural Neuroscience

University of Sussex – School of Psychology, Drug Discovery Unit Location: Falmer Salary: £31,656 to £37,768 per annum, pro rata. Hours: Part Time Contract Type: Contract / Temporary Placed on: 31st August 2016 Closes: 14th September 2016 Job Ref: 1181 Fixed term for 6 months, part-time (0.5 FTE) Expected start date:  September 2016 Description: Developing GABAergic drugs for treating alcohol abuse 5.9% of annual deaths globally have been attributed to harmful use of alcohol, and alcohol drinking is estimated to contribute 5.1% of the global health burden (WHO, 2014), highlighting the increasing need for therapeutics to reduce this burden. There are few pharmacotherapeutic treatments on the market for alcohol misuse and addiction (disulfiram, naltrexone, nalmefene and acamprosate (Sinclair et al., 2016)) and none target the GABAergic system, which has been repeatedly…

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