The Davidson Lab at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine is seeking curious and motivated postdoctoral fellows to lead research projects investigating the neurobiology of pain, itch, and somatosensation. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work productively both independently and as part of a culturally diverse team of students, staff, and faculty.
Research in the lab is broadly aimed at understanding:
Thalamo-limbic processing of pain and itch
In vivo and in vitro optogenetic/chemogenetic techniques are used in conjunction with electrophysiology and mouse behavior.
Physiology of viable human sensory neurons and interaction with skin
Recovery of human sensory ganglia and investigation of membrane excitability and response profiles in models of neuropathy, dermatitis, burn, and wound healing.
Qualifications: A background in neuroscience or similar field (PhD, MD, or equivalent) with experience in electrophysiology is preferred, but can the right candidate may be trained. Skill with rodent behavior, surgery, opto- and chemogenetics, and/or primary cell culture a plus. Experience in dermatology or somatosensory neurobiology is advantageous.
Interested candidates should provide 1) A 1-page statement of interest, 2) CV, and 3) Contact information of three individuals familiar with the candidate’s work. Information should be sent to Steve Davidson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 9050
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Large, urban tier 1 research university and medical college