Postdoctoral Research Position in Sensory Neurobiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO (USA)
Job description
Two postdoctoral research fellow positions are available in the Washington University Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Our research is aimed at understanding the neurobiology of pain associated with metastatic bone cancer, with specific focus on tumor-nerve signaling crosstalk studies on both mammalian sensory neurons and cancer cells. We utilize mouse models of metastatic bone cancers; diverse behavioral assessment of pain, motor activity, and gait; multimodal live animal imaging, tissue histology, electrophysiology, functional Ca2+ imaging, biochemistry, cell/molecular biology; and mouse genetic approaches to seek answers to specific questions. To learn more about our research and approach visit our laboratory website at
Successful candidates for these positions should have the following qualifications:
* Highly self-motivated individuals with a fresh Ph.D. degree (or nearing completion of Ph.D. in next three to four months) in neuroscience or physiology or pharmacology with strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
* Solid background/training and expertise in electrophysiology on neurons in culture and/or slices.
* Creative thinking skills and strong background in basic physiology/pharmacology, neuroscience, ion channel and receptor signaling.
* Affinity for performing investigations in rodents.
* Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* High proficiency in the English language (read, write, and speak).
Our laboratory is located in the Washington University Medical Center campus, situated in St. Louis’ urban corridor, the “Central West End” district.  St. Louis offers numerous cultural activities including excellent blues, jazz, and classical music, restaurants, farmers markets, nightlife and professional sports. St. Louis also offers an affordable lifestyle and cost of living for young families, and is one of the best metropolitan places to live in the United States.
Start date for the issue of Applications : 31/07/2015
Application Deadline : 30/08/2015
Additional Comments
Application material should include a curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.
Washington University is an equal opportunity employer.
Contact for more details
For more information and/or to apply for these positions please contact the Lab PI

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