Team Stucky seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to lead studies related to one or more of our exciting research areas including 1) roles of keratinocytes and other non-neuronal cells in touch and thermal detection after tissue injury, 2) mechanisms driving acute and chronic pain in Fabry disease, a lysosomal storage disease, 3) causes of acute and chronic pain in sickle cell disease, 4) roles of the inflammasome in chronic pain, and 5) molecular mechanisms that underlie migraine headache. To research these topics, the Stucky Lab uses a variety of approaches including optogenetics, spontaneous and evoked animal behavior, patch clamp electrophysiology, in vivo and ex vivo teased fiber electrophysiology, calcium imaging, sniffer cells, biomolecular probes and top down mass spectroscopy. Translational projects are available and collaboration and communication with clinicians from the major adjacent hospitals occurs within the lab regularly. Team Stucky is highly interactive and has multiple ongoing collaborations with other labs in various departments at MCW and at other institutes. We seek PhDs who are highly motivated, mature, and possess excellent interpersonal skills and writing skills. Opportunities are available for presentations at national and international scientific conferences and for applying for independent funding. Team Stucky has a strong track record of both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students being awarded their own competitive NIH funding.
Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience or related biomedical science field. Experience in molecular biology, immunology or electrophysiology is desired; interest in learning electrophysiology is required.
Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three references to Dr. Cheryl Stucky at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Stucky laboratory website is: https://www.mcw.edu/Cell-Biology/Cheryl-Stucky-PhD.htm