Two postdoctoral positions are available in our research projects 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 and motor activity; multimodal live animal imaging, tissue histology, electrophysiology, functional ion 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 lab website.
Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:
1) Highly self-motivated individuals with a fresh Ph.D. degree (or nearing completion of Ph.D. in next 3-4 months) in neuroscience or physiology or pharmacology with strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
2) Solid background/training and expertise in electrophysiology on neurons in culture and/or slices.
3) Creative thinking skills and strong background in basic physiology/pharmacology, neuroscience, ion channel and receptor signaling.
4) Affinity for performing investigations in rodents.
5) Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
6) English language proficiency (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 US.
Application should include a curriculum vitae and names/contact info of three profession references. Washington University is an equal opportunity employer.
Employment start date:2015-09-01
Contract length:Multi-year (based on performance, progress and availability of funds)
Institution:Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Department:Anesthesiology; Washington University Pain Center
D.P. Mohapatra, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University Pain Center, 5502 CSRB,
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box. 8054
St. Louis, MO, 63110
Email [email protected]