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Postdoc in pain and affective touch- CASE Lab

CASE Lab- Department of Anesthesiology, UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoc position in the Department of Anesthesiology, UC San Diego. The postdoc will work with Dr. Laura Case ( The postdoc will support NCCIH-funded studies on mechanisms of affective (pleasant) touch perception, and a VA MERIT clinical trial of weighted blankets for chronic pain and sleep. The postdoc will also support smaller studies related to touch, pain, and body perception. Duties will include data collection, data management and analysis, writing, presentations, and mentoring. Opportunities for new study initiation and training in grant writing are also available. A two year commitment preferred, with the possibility of extension.


Necessary qualifications:

-PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related discipline

-Human research experience in sensory perception, pain, and/or emotion

-Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative approach


Preferred qualifications:

-Physiological data collection and analysis

-MRI data-analysis and coding


We offer:

-Competitive salary and benefits (

-Constructive lab environment and support in career development

To apply, please email a cover letter, current CV, and 2-3 references to Position will be open until filled; apply by end of May 2023 for best consideration.

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