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Post-doc positions at the Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP)

Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP),Aalborg University
Aalborg (By), Nordjylland (DK)
Closing date
Apr 16, 2023

Do you want to work in an excellent global environment within fundamental human pain research?
Come join us at the Centre of Excellence, Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), at Aalborg University. Positions as motivated and skilled post-doctoral researchers are open for appointment from 1 June 2023 or soon hereafter. The two-year post-doctoral positions include a competitive salary, health-care insurance and funding for experimental work and conferences.

Post-doc on cortical changes in pain conditions
You will work with encephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation, and transcranial electrical brain stimulation to study and modulate the brain activity in clinical and experimental pain conditions. Your research will help us understand the involved mechanisms when pain becomes chronic. Training will be provided in all methodologies but prior experience with EEG and related signal analysis (e.g. source localization, evoked potentials, connectivity) is a prerequisite. You will be affiliated to the Pain and Motor System Plasticity team at CNAP.

Post-doc on the role of ion channels in painful peripheral neuropathy
You will work on a project aimed at elucidating the role of specific ion channel subtypes in the development of chronic pain associated with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. The project will involve the use of perception threshold tracking to assess the excitability of cutaneous nerve fibers in healthy human subjects and investigate how topical application of specific sodium channel antagonists will alter the excitability. You will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments to investigate the questions raised in this project, including whether the excitability changes caused by specific ion channel antagonists can be assessed by perception threshold tracking, whether this can enable an understanding of excitability changes caused by chemotherapy or diabetes and why these sometimes are perceived as painful. You will be affiliated to the Integrative Neuroscience team at CNAP.

You may obtain further information at our website, from the Centre Director Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen (, or from Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch (

Deadline Applications should be received by April 16th.


Read the full job description and apply at the CNAP AAU homepage


CNAP CNAP is a Centre of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation at Aalborg University, Denmark. The vision of CNAP is to identify and modulate key features of human pain neuroplasticity through a systematic engineering approach, including provoking, probing, and modulating the dynamic neuroplastic properties of the pain system. We believe that this approach over time will facilitate new fundamental discoveries and change the state of the art. Our world class lab facilities in brand new buildings enable advanced quantitative sensory/pain testing, application of advanced neurophysiological techniques (e.g. EEG, TMS, rTMS, HD-tDCS, neuronavigation), bio-medical techniques e.g. linked with epigenetics and general biomarkers), as well as research based on animal models (e.g. rodents and pigs).






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