Postdoctoral fellow/Research associate - Neurobiology of chronic pain

Location
East Lansing, Michigan
Posted
Oct 07, 2019
Closes
Nov 06, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Job no: 565106
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physiology Natural Science 10032668
Salary: 50004.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The laboratory of Dr. Laumet is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow/Research associate interested in studying chronic pain in mouse models. We focus our investigations on neuroimmune interactions and epigenetic changes in the peripheral and central nervous system. Exciting preliminary data point to an interaction between cytokines and opioid receptors. The research project involves genome-wide gene expression and chromatin accessibility, pain behavior assays, transgenic mice, IHC, virus vectors and cell based approaches.

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or related biomedical science field. Experience in animal models of pain research is preferred. She/he has excellent communication skills and possesses the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate should have documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.

The postdoctoral fellow/Research associate will be encouraged to present at national and international scientific conferences and to apply for funding. Duties include experimental design, data analysis, manuscript writing, performing rodent surgical procedures, behavioral testing, collection and preparation of samples and obtaining staining and molecular data.

The Department of Physiology is vibrant with engaged faculty, many graduate students, and postdocs. Multiple labs in the Department of Physiology pursue cutting-edge neuroscience research with molecular, cellular, circuit, optogenetics and behavioral foci providing the opportunity for collaboration.

Neurobiology of chronic pain lab https://neuroscience.natsci.msu.edu/about-us/directory/faculty/geoffroy-laumet-phd/

MSU Neuroscience https://neuroscience.natsci.msu.edu/about-us/directory/faculty/

Department of Physiology at MSU https://physiology.natsci.msu.edu/about/

Required Degree

Doctorate -neuroscience, molecular biology, or rela

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or related biomedical science field. Experience in animal models of pain research is preferred. She/he has excellent communication skills and possesses the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative environment. 

The successful candidate should have documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. 

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit an application package that includes a cover letter and CV and contact information for three references.

 

Special Instructions

Please contact Dr. Laumet at laumetge@msu.edu for further information

 

Review of Applications Begins On

10/30/2019

Summary of Health Risks

The position may work with live animals, human/animal tissue and/or blood, viruses/pathogens, biohazardous chemicals and materials, sharp implements, and radioactive materials depending on research conducted. 

Website

https://physiology.natsci.msu.edu/about/

MSU Statement

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Advertised: Oct 07Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

 

 
Internal Number: 565106


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