A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Z. Jim Wang’s laboratory at University of Illinois in Chicago. This position will study molecular mechanism, epigenetics, or pharmacology of chronic pain and drug addiction. A Ph.D. in a biomedical field is required. Experience in one of the following areas will be preferred, but not required: pain, opioid research, confocal imaging, neuroanatomy, microinjection, small animal surgery, or bioinformatics/statistical genomics.
For more information or to apply, please email curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Jim Wang (email@example.com)
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Cancer Center, Sickle Cell Center, & Center for Biomolecular Sciences
Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607
1. Hu X, Huang F, and Wang, ZJ, CaMKIIα mediates the effect of IL-17 to promote ongoing spontaneous and evoked pain in multiple sclerosis, J Neuroscience 2017 Nov 16. pii: 2666-17. doi: 10.1523, PMID:29146590
2 He Y, Wilkie DJ, Nazari J, Wang R, Messing RO, DeSimone J Molokie RJ, and Wang ZJ, PKCd-targeted intervention relieves chronic pain in a murine sickle cell disease model, J Clinical Investigation 2016, 126, 3053-7. PMID: 27348590.
3. He Y, Chen Y, Tian, X, Yang, C, Lu J, Xiao C, Desimone J, Wilkie DE, Molokie R, Wang ZJ, CaMKIIα underlies the spontaneous and evoked pain behaviors in Berkeley sickle cell transgenic mice. Pain2016, 157: 2798–2806. PMID: 27842048
4. He Y, Wang ZJ, Nociceptor bII, d & e isoforms of PKC differentially mediate paclitaxel-induced spontaneous and evoked pain. J Neuroscience 2015; 35(11):4614-25. PMID:25788678
5.Jhun E, He Y, Yao Y, Molokie RE, Wilkie DJ, Wang ZJ, Dopamine D3 receptor Ser9Gly and catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphisms and acute pain in sickle cell disease. Anesthesia & Analgesia 2014, 119(5):1201-7. PMID: 25102390
6. Corder G, Doolen S, Donahue RR, Winter M, Jutras B, He Y, Hu X, Wieskopf JS, Mogil JS, Storm DR, Wang ZJ, McCarson KE, and Taylor BK, Constitutive µ-opioid receptor activity leads to long-term endogenous analgesia and dependence. Science 2013;341, 1394-1399. PMID 24052307
7.He Y, Yang C, Kirkmire CM, and Wang ZJ, Regulation of opioid tolerance by let-7 family microRNA targeting the μ opioid receptor. J Neuroscience 2010;30(30):10251-8. PMID: 20668208.
For additional information, please see: http://zjwang.lab.uic.edu/publications/
A Ph.D. in a biomedical field such as neuroscience, pharmacology, or a related area.
Experience in one of the following areas will be preferred, but not required: pain, opioid research, confocal imaging, neuroanatomy, microinjection, small animal surgery, or bioinformatics/statistical genomics.