Postdoctoral Scholar in Cannabinoid Science

The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) and UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry announce the availability of a one-year postdoctoral research position in cannabinoid sciences. The goal of the program 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 CMCR 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. The scholar would collaborate with CMCR faculty on research projects, develop his/her own grant submissions, and work with CMCR leadership on projects advancing the mission of the Center. Details on the CMCR can be found at

Previous research experience is desired. Selection criteria include the degree to which the applicant matches with CMCR-associated faculty mentors and resources.

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.

The application period for a position in 2022-2023 is now closed.

Those 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.).