Postdoctoral Associate(s) (Full-Time) Department of Molecular Pathobiology
NYU Pain Research Center
The Department of Molecular Pathobiology of New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry and the NYU Pain Research Center seek to recruit outstanding post-doctoral fellows interested in studying the mechanisms of pain and neurogenic inflammation. Projects are available in areas of the structure and function of G protein-coupled receptors and receptor tyrosine kinases, compartmentalized signaling of receptors, neurophysiological and behavioral studies of pain, development of nanomedicine-based approaches to treat chronic pain, and translational studies of human nociceptors. Individuals with expertise in molecular pharmacology, cell signaling, and assessment of nociception are encouraged to apply.
We seek to recruit early career investigators who are passionate about science and discovery, who will develop and lead new projects, and who are highly collaborative and collegial. You will join a stimulating and supportive environment. The NYU Pain Research Center is housed in a new building in Manhattan, providing state-of-the-art laboratories with expertise in multiple areas of pain biology. The Department of Molecular Pathobiology’s Team Science Initiative fosters career development of early career scientists.
The position offers competitive salary, benefits, and provides opportunities for career development and exposure to a rich scientific environment at NYU and the New York City area. NYU may provide subsidized housing in Manhattan, subject to availability and funding.
Please note, this posting is for two (2) vacancies.
To be eligible for appointment as a Post Doctoral Associate, applicants must have a PhD, MD or DDS degree and experience in cancer, neuroscience or related disciplines. Candidates should have the ability and motivation to work independently and to manage their research projects. Individuals who have outstanding publication records from their graduate or postgraduate work and a passion to better understand cancer-neural interactions are encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates must apply through Interfolio. Applicants must submit: 1) Cover letter / Letter of Interest; 2) Curriculum Vitae; and 3) Names and contact information of at least three professional references. To access the application, please click the "Apply Now" button located on the right.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Nigel W. Bunnett, Chair of the Department of Molecular Pathobiology (NWB2@NYU.EDU), or Professor Brian L. Schmidt, Senior Vice Dean for Research Development and Academic Affairs (BLS322@NYU.EDU).
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