Postdoctoral Scholar in Cannabinoid Science

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) and UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry announce the availability of a postdoctoral research position focusing on the cognitive, real-world (e.g., driving), and psychiatric/medical outcomes associated with medicinal and recreational cannabis use. The incumbent would be integrally involved in projects examining the effects of using commercially-available cannabis products on cognition and driving performance, as well as the pain/mood/cognitive impacts of at-home cannabis administration in elite athletes, as well as other studies.

The scholar would primarily work with Thomas Marcotte, PhD, Professor in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and CMCR Co-Director, as well as with CMCR leadership on projects advancing the mission of the Center. The scholar would be expected to ultimately develop his/her own grant submissions.

The goal of the CMCR is to foster the careers of future generations of basic and clinical scientists who will help develop deeper understanding of the potentials of medical cannabis as well as the interactions of cannabis and cannabinoids on health and social and behavioral functioning. The Center addresses a broad range of areas in cannabinoid science, including the treatment of various medical and psychiatric conditions, pharmacology, animal models, and possible adverse effects (e.g., cognition, driving) of cannabis use. Details on the CMCR can be found at

Previous research experience is desired. Selection criteria include the degree to which the applicant matches with the above-mentioned areas of interest.

Salary is based upon the NIH payscale and the candidate’s experience. An optional second year may be available depending upon the scholar’s progress, and availability of funds.

Potential applicants who wish to learn more about the program may contact Dr. Tom Marcotte via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The formal application will require a letter of interest, curriculum vita and two letters of reference and should be sent directly to Dr. Marcotte, preferably via email. UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.