Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks a Postdoctoral candidate to join the Latremoliere laboratory in the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute. Our laboratory focuses on the neurobiology of sensory systems, with an emphasis on the neural plasticity responsible for chronic pain. Our research aims at finding novel ways to measure abnormal pain symptoms in rodents and understand the underlying mechanisms to develop new treatments with improved translational efficacy.
The postdoctoral project will identify the neural pathways responsible for the sleep disruption caused by peripheral nerve injury and how we can modulate this to alleviate pain symptoms and sleep disorders in chronic pain states. We are using mouse genetics (cell-specific transgenic mice expressing toxins, channelrhodopsin, DREADD), electroencephalogram/electromyogram (EEG/EMG) recordings for sleep analysis, behavioral assays (reflexive and operant) for pain assessments, and pharmacology.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field. Prior experience with optogenetics and/or mouse surgery and behavior is highly encouraged. Candidates should have strong research motivation and the ability to work independently. Responsibilities will include leading projects, performing experiments on live animals, data processing, and drafting manuscripts.
If interested, please submit by email a current CV containing a personal statement highlighting research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Alban Latremoliere (email@example.com).
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on NIH grid