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Postdoctoral fellow/Research Associate/Research Scientist-Laboratory of Translational Pain Research

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$51,000 – $62,000 for a postdoctoral fellow; $65,000-$78,000 for a research scientist
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

Job Details

The Laboratory of Pain Research in the Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, is seeking candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate. An NIH-funded position is available to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain and translational intervention research. Other research topics in our lab are the neurobiology of cannabinoid signaling, depression, and traumatic brain injury.

Potential candidates should have a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. Prior training in molecular biology, biochemistry, and molecular neuroscience will be preferred. Our postdoctoral fellows receive outstanding benefits, including health insurance and retirement benefits, and will have the opportunity to develop their professional careers. 

The candidate will join a dynamic, highly collaborative, and multidisciplinary research team and will have the opportunity to conduct both basic and translational research, to receive strong mentorship for a successful career path in academia or industry. Applicants must have recently obtained a PhD in Molecular, Cell Biology, or Neuroscience, and have a strong track record of publications, teamwork, and collegiality. Individuals who are interested in this position, please send 1) your Curriculum Vitae, 2) a cover letter and 3) the names of 3 references to Dr. Bin Pan at

The salary range is $51,000 – $62,000 for a postdoctoral fellow; $65,000-$78,000 for a research scientist.

Medical College Wisconsin is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree. Preferred degrees in Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Psychiatry, Neurology or related fields  Experience in molecular and biochemical techniques, such qPCR, Western blot, and immunofluorescence. Familiar with next-generation sequencing approaches, bioinformatics, and computational tools. Experience in rodent experiments in some of these areas: stereotaxic surgery, in vivo gene manipulations, CRISPR/shRNAs, fiber photometry, calcium imaging, and behavioral tests will be a plus.
  • The ideal applicant should have good written/oral communication skills and a strong work ethic.
  • The successful applicant will be capable of working both independently and within a collaborative team.
  • The successful applicant will take on responsibilities that include leading projects independently, presenting research results at lab meetings or other conferences, supporting the supervision of lab research, training lab members in specific techniques, and preparing the manuscript for publication.


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