Department of Pharmacology Employment Opportunities


San Antonio is a vibrant, multicultural city that borders the Texas Hill Country, offering museums of art and culture, diverse cuisine, ample outdoor recreation, and professional sports including arena football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. South Texas boasts many state and national parks to be enjoyed year round under sunny skies and a pleasantly warm climate. Cost of living is very affordable, and San Antonio is an ideal place to live for those transitioning from graduate training to a career in science.


Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available


A position for a senior postdoc is available in the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Giuffrida in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Our research integrates biochemistry and behavioral pharmacology to study endocannabinoid transmission in animal models of neurological and psychiatric disorders. We are also interested in the development of new pharmacological therapies for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesias and neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD). We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with several years of experience in neuropharmacology, cell culture/signaling, stem cells, molecular biology and/or behavioral pharmacology related to animal models of PD. The ideal candidate should have a strong publication record in the above areas and is expected to apply for federal funding and supervise students and a lab technician.

UTHSCSA is a Tier 1 Research Institution located in northwest San Antonio, a multi-cultural city with a low cost-of-living. The university has excellent core facilities, including a world-class imaging facility with super-resolution and live animal brain imaging capabilities, mass spectrometry, genomics and bioinformatics.

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, contact information for 2-3 references, and a brief description of your research interests to Ms. Rebecca Smith at

All Postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.