Posted on June 11th, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow Position(s) at Duke University in the Departments of Cell Biology/Neurobiology
Marc G. Caron’s Lab
Our laboratory studies the G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that regulate brain dopamine signaling important to common neurological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and drug abuse. The research utilizes cutting-edge biochemical, pharmacological, molecular-genetic, and behavioral approaches. The applicant will participate in investigations whose scope includes the following two related areas. (1) Determining how GPCRs like dopamine receptors maintain neurotransmitter homeostasis in the brain to control specific behaviors. This will be examined in animal models utilizing genetically modified mice. (2) Investigating the concept of GPCR biased signaling or functional selectivity as it relates to the therapeutics of neurological disease. This translational line of investigation will provide proof-of-concepts studies for developing pathway selective agents with better pharmacologic profiles and fewer side effects. A successful applicant will be exposed to these and other ongoing related research topics in the process of maintaining his/her own independent research project. Our laboratory will also provide a wealth of biochemical, pharmacological, and/or physiological expertise to facilitate both your research and career development. A recent Ph.D. degree in biological sciences (or equivalent) is required. Candidates should have experience and or interest in neurobiology, pharmacology, receptor biology, signal transduction, or animal models of behavior.
Salary will be based on NIH guidelines.
Please send curriculum vitae and names of three references to:
Marc G. Caron PhD, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (919) 684-5433) at Departments of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3287, Durham, NC. 27710.
Duke University is an EEO/AA employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
Posted on May 31th, 2018
Postdoctoral Positions in Pain and Migraine Research
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Yu-Qing Cao’s group is looking for highly motivated individuals interested in understanding the pathophysiology of migraine headache and exploring novel therapeutic targets. Ongoing projects focus on studying how changes of ion channel activities and neuroimmune interactions contribute to migraine generation and progression. We employ multidisciplinary approaches including electrophysiology, time-lapse imaging, anatomical tracing, single neuron profiling, mouse genetics, and behavioral assessment of pain. See here for more information.
The ideal candidates will be recent PhD graduates with demonstrable expertise in one of the following areas:
1. A solid training in patch-clamp electrophysiology and primary neuronal culture. Prior experience in ion channel characterization and/or time-lapse imaging will be appreciated.
2. Extensive experience in mouse handling, survival surgery, nociceptive behavioral assays, and immunohistochemistry.
3. A strong background in pain research using biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology approaches.
The successful candidates will join a large, dynamic, and internationally recognized neuroscience community, with ample opportunities for career development. The positions have an initial term of at least three years, and applications will be evaluated until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.
Applicants interested in the positions should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and career goals, along with contact information for three references, to:
Yu-Qing Cao, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted on May 31th, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a behavioral neuropharmacologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in the laboratory of M. Imad Damaj. The candidate will study mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence and chronic pain.
The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic, and anatomical approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study mechanisms of nicotine dependence, pain, and neuropathy. The candidate will join a lab that utilizes interdisciplinary molecular, pharmacological, anatomical, and behavioral approaches in rodent models, in an environment that provides multidisciplinary training in neuropharmacology.
A PhD and/or MD and experience in neuropharmacology or basic neuroscience are essential. Experience in rodent operant behavior and surgery skills are required. The candidate must be a United States citizens or permanent resident. The candidate will be provided with significant training in those disciplines with which he or she is less familiar, as well as mentoring to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.
Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to M. Imad Damaj, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Box 980613, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, or via email to email@example.com.
Posted on May 10th, 2018
Postdoctoral Position Available to Investigate Alternatives to Prescription Opioids and novel cell biological underpinnings of opioid tolerance
A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Gintzler at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, located in Brooklyn, NYC. Research in the Gintzler lab is directed at identifying mechanisms that modulate endogenous opioid antinociception, key molecular components of which could serve as targets for stimulating endogenous opioid analgesia, eliminating or reducing the need for exogenous opioids. A parallel line of research investigates cell biological underpinnings of analgesic tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia following chronic exposure to opioids. The successful candidate would be exposed to an interdisciplinary research approach that utilizes cell lines maintained in culture, ex vivoas well as in vivoCNS preparations, immunohistochemistry and behavioral analysis. See Liu, et al., J. Neuro Sci., 37: 11181-1119, 2017; Liu, et. al., Pain 158: 1903-1914, 2017; Chakrabarti, et al., J. Neurochem. 139: 737-747, 2016; Liu, et al., J. Neurosci. 31: 11836-45, 2011; Chakrabarti, et al., PNAS 107: 20115-20119, 2010. The successful candidate will have research experience in relevant neurobiology fields (e.g. molecular, cellular, or behavioral).
This position is NIH-funded, being in the first year of a 5-year NIDA award. Candidates are invited to submit their applications, complete with Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on February 20th, 2018
Post-Doc Fellow/School of Nursing
The Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore invites applications for a full-time Post-doctoral position to join Dr. Luana Colloca’s laboratory. Our research focuses on the mechanisms of placebo effects, pain genetics modulation. We combine approaches ranging from psychophysiology to brain mapping, from genetics to computational neuroscience exploring pain mechanisms in healthy subjects as well as patients suffering from chronic pain disorder. The successful applicant will be part of a vibrant research program focusing on the neurobiology of pain experience and pain modulatory systems. Collaboration with faculty in the department as well as with scientists/clinicians in other departments and the UMB Center for the Advancement of Chronic Pain Research (CACPR) is strongly encouraged.
The candidate should have a strong background in neuroscience and/or psychology with a record of successful publications in the field of pain, genetics brain mapping (EEG, and fMRI) and/or computational neuroscience. Preference will be given for applicants with the following experience: 1)familiarity with running pain fMRI studies; 2) analysis of fMRI and EEG data; and 3)Programming skills in Matlab and fMRI analysis software. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following NIH guidelines. For consideration, please provide a cover letter, CV, statement of research and career objectives, and contact information for three references (all in one file).
Complete postdoctoral offer: Here
Posted on January 11th, 2018
Offre de stage postdoctoral
Domaine de recherche : Épidémiologie/Pharmacoépidémiologie de la douleur chronique
Lieu de la recherche : Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada
Description du stage : Le ou la stagiaire participera à la réalisation de divers projets de recherche subventionnés portant sur l’épidémiologie et/ou la pharmacoépidémiologie de la douleur chronique. Les projets seront choisis en tenant compte des compétences du ou de la stagiaire, ainsi que de l’état d’avancement de la programmation de recherche. À titre illustratif, voici quelques thèmes sur lesquels il serait possible de travailler :
- Trajectoires de soins des patients souffrant de douleur chronique.
- Usage, bénéfices et risques des médicaments pour le traitement de la douleur chronique.
- Jumelage, validation et bonification de banques de données cliniques et administratives pour la recherche dans le domaine de la douleur chronique.
- Détenir un doctorat dans le domaine de l’épidémiologie, de la recherche clinique ou dans une discipline connexe avec de l’expérience en épidémiologie et biostatistiques.
- Posséder un excellent dossier académique.
- Démontrer une grande rigueur, de l’autonomie, un bon sens de l’organisation et du leadership.
- Excellente maitrise de l’anglais, tout particulièrement au niveau de la rédaction scientifique.
- Le ou la candidat(e) devra commencer son stage postdoctoral en janvier 2018 (préférablement) ou au plus tard au printemps 2018.
Soutien financier : Bourse postdoctorale à temps plein
Durée : 12 mois
Pour déposer votre candidature
Envoyer un courriel/lettre de motivation, votre CV, vos relevés de notes de 2e-3e cycles et une lettre de recommandation de la part du professeur qui a dirigé votre thèse doctorale à : email@example.com
Complete postdoctoral offer: Offre de stage postdoctoral