Postdoctoral Positions in Pain and Migraine Research
Washington University School of Medicine
June 12, 2018
St. Louis, Missouri
Full Time - Entry Level
Academic / Research
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Yu-Qing Cao’s group is looking for highly motivated individuals interested in understanding the pathophysiology of migraine headache and to exploring novel therapeutic targets. Ongoing projects focus on studying how changes of ion channel activities and neuro-immune interactions contribute to migraine generation and progression. We employ multidisciplinary approaches including electrophysiology, time-lapse imaging, anatomical tracing, single neuron profiling, mouse genetics and behavioral assessment of pain.
The ideal candidates will be a recent PhD graduate with demonstrable expertise in one of the following areas:
A solid training in patch-clamp electrophysiology and primary neuronal culture. Prior experience in ion channel characterization and/or time-lapse imaging will be appreciated.
Extensive experience in mouse handling, survival surgery, nociceptive behavioral assays and immunohistochemistry.
A strong background in pain research using biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology approaches.
The successful candidates will join a large, dynamic and internationally recognized neuroscience community, with ample opportunities for career development. The positions have an initial term of at least three years, and applications will be evaluated until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.
Applicants interested in the positions should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, along with contact information for three references to: