The candidate will design and implement research projects involving the evaluation of neurobiological features of naturally occurring painful disease, and apply this knowledge to the design and execution of in-vivo experiments to elucidate novel mechanisms of pain. Duties will include the design, coordinating and writing of extra-mural grant applications, writing manuscripts and presenting scientific research at national and international meetings.
The expected length of this post-doctoral research scholar position is between two and three years.
20% of the successful candidate’s time will be devoted to laboratory and research program management. 80% of the successful candidate’s time will be devoted to the discovery of new knowledge. While working, the candidate is expected to teach relevant techniques to graduate students.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
Departmental Required Skills
Candidates must have demonstrable skills in some or all of the following techniques: confocal microscopy imaging, experience with live animal pain models (behavioral assay experience preferred), biochemical techniques (Western Blot, IP’s, etc), cell culture, molecular biology techniques (real time PCR , RNASeq, array analysis) and experience in data analysis and image analysis software.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Candidates with a strong work ethic and excellent writing and presentation skills are encouraged to apply. Highly motivated individuals with a good publication record are encouraged to apply. Experience and background in experimental neuroscience using molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology, and/or in vivo rodent models preferred. Candidates with with postdoctoral experience in the field of pain research are preferred.
Required License or Certification
Must have a vaild driver’s license.