A fully-funded postdoc position is open in the Seal laboratory to identify the neural circuitry underlying touch and pain using in vivo calcium imaging, viral monosynaptic tracing and optogenetic/ chemogenetic analyses as well as in vitro patch clamp electrophysiology with channelrhodopsin stimulation. There will also be opportunities to develop novel pain therapies and to present your work at international meetings such as the Society for Neuroscience, Gordon Research Conference, American Pain Society and International Association for the Study of Pain.
As a member of the Seal laboratory, you will be part of a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, innovative thinking, teamwork and professional development.
Our laboratory is in the Department of Neurobiology within the School of Medicine and is closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (UPBI), the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR), and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), the latter is a joint program between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Through these affiliations, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with exceptional faculty, postdocs and graduate students sharing your interests. For more information on our research please visit: www.seallab.neurobio.pitt.edu/ and the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research: www.pcpr.pitt.edu
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology or equivalent with 0-3 years postdoc experience.
Expertise in in vivo recordings, calcium imaging or in patch clamp electrophysiology in brain or spinal cord slices preferred. Experience with rodents and NHPs a plus.
Please email a brief statement ofresearch interests and CV to Dr. Rebecca Seal (email@example.com).
Additional Salary Information: Pittsburgh has a low cost of living compared to other cities with similarly outstanding research environments.
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