The laboratory of Dr. Taylor is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the recurrence of chronic pain in mouse and rat models. We focus our investigations on neuroimmune interactions and epigenetic changes in the peripheral and central nervous systems. The research project involves single cell and tissue slice electrophysiological characterization of cell/cell interactions in the cortex and brain stem, optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation of these circuits in vivo, characterization of the consequence of these manipulations using various pain behavior assays in transgenic mice and rats, IHC, virus vectors and cell based approaches.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN21581B 00220 - Anesthesiology - Operations
COMPENSATION: $50,000 or DOE
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday- Friday with occasional weekends as required for various projects
RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include experimental design, data analysis, manuscript writing, performing rodent surgical procedures, behavioral testing, collection and preparation of samples and obtaining staining and molecular data. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to present at national and international scientific conferences and to apply for funding. The position may work with live animals, human/animal tissue and/or blood, viruse/pathogens, biohazardous chemicals and materials, sharp implements, and radioactive materials depending on the research conducted.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology or related biomedical science fields. Experience in electrophysiology approaches is required. They must have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate should have documented success in research, including publications in international journals on relevant topics. Compensation is dependent upon the qualifications of the applicant. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.
Experience and proficiency with rodent surgeries, pain research, in vivo imaging or electrophysiological recordings is preferred.