Postdoctoral position is now available in the Pain Mechanisms Laboratory within the Department of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest University Medical School. Candidates should have a background in neuroscience or related field relevant to the study of the biology of pain. The position is funded for at least two years for a project studying cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in chronic neuropathic pain. The project focuses on role of the endoplasmic reticulum stress response in the chronification of pain following nerve insults or tissue damage due to trauma, surgery or chemotherapy.
Prior training with pharmacology, cell culture, confocal and fluorescent microscopy, and molecular biology techniques are preferred. Experience in animal behavior and genetics would be a plus. Successful applicants will be responsible for developing new approaches involving in vivo gene editing using cre/flox technology and single cell RNA sequencing. This position requires an individual with strong reading and writing skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team. The successful candidate will become a part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative group of preclinical and clinical research faculty within the Pain Mechanisms Lab focused on translational pain research.
The laboratory is recently renovated and located at the Wake Forest University Medical School Campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Winston-Salem is situated in the beautiful Piedmont Triad region of NC at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and within driving distance of the Outer Banks. Winston-Salem also offers an affordable lifestyle and cost of living for young families.
For more information please contact Dr. Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical School, Winston-Salem, NC 27057. Email: email@example.com. Interested applicants should provide 1) a brief statement of research interests and experience, 2) C.V. and 3) the name of three references.