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Postdoctoral Fellow in Pain and Itch

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
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Closing date
Nov 4, 2022
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A Postdoctoral Position at Duke University is available immediately to conduct research on pain- and itch-related studies. Using molecular biology, calcium imaging, opotogenetics, neuroanatomy, mouse models and behavior test, the successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments to identify pathological mechanisms underlying pain and itch, with a focus on ion channels and neural circuits. 


Candidate must have completed the requirements for the PhD degree or equivalent in Neuroscience related fields by the time of beginning the position. Prior experience in pain/itch research and familiarity with animal surgery, pain behavior tests, cell/tissue culture, and microscope image analysis is highly desirable but not mandatory. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be strongly motivated, and work well in a team setting.  


This mentored position functions more independently and contributes towards scientific publications, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in national/international meetings. The pain research environment at Duke University is excellent. The trainee will also have the opportunity to interact directly with exceptional faculty, postdocs and graduate students to tackle research problems relevant to pain and benefit greatly from a strong scientific, translational, and clinical research environment. 


Please email you application/send any questions to the PI (Dr.Yong Chen, Department of Neurology, Duke Uni. When apply, please include a cover letter with research statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three referees.



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