The Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks a postdoctoral candidate with strong enthusiasm and interest in pain mechanisms to join the laboratory of Dr. Lintao Qu in the Department of Neurosurgery. Our group is interested in studying the peripheral immune and neural mechanisms of arthritis pain using a combination of approaches including mouse behavior, in vivo and in vitro DRG electrophysiology and calcium imaging, and molecular biology. We are part of a diverse and highly collaborative community of pain biologists using cutting edge methods in basic and translational pain research.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D in neuroscience or a related field. Experience with electrophysiology, molecular biology, and/or pain behavioral measurement is preferred. Experience with in vivo virus transfection is highly encouraged. Candidate should have strong research motivation, ability to work independently, and excellent writing and oral communication skills. The position is available for 3 years. Interested candidates should submit by email a single PDF containing a CV, a personal statement describing research interests and goals, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Lintao Qu, M.D., Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD U.S.A. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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