Seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to join an energetic, productive, and supportive team. This fellow would lead studies focused on the cellular mechanisms that drive acute and chronic pain in sickle cell disease (an inherited red blood cell disorder), keratinocyte-sensory neuron signaling, and/or migraine headache. All opportunities are funded by two major NIH grants. This position will develop their electrophysiology skillset by regularly using patch clamp and in vivo or ex vivo teased fiber recordings. Additional techniques routinely used by the lab that are available to be learned include in vivo and in vitro calcium imaging, optogenetics, and spontaneous and evoked animal behavior assays. All opportunities are translationally relevant; the lab collaborates with clinicians from the major adjacent hospitals (Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin) to develop clinically relevant basic science questions for each of these disease models and to utilize human tissues wherever possible. The lab also collaborates with basic scientists in their vibrant home department (Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy) and other departments at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The applicant will be encouraged to present at national and international scientific conferences and to apply for independent funding. As such, the candidate should be highly motivated, self-directed, and possess excellent communication and writing skills.
Knowledge – Skills – Abilities
High motivation, team player attitude and skills, excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn electrophysiology and calcium imaging is essential. Knowledge of scientific approach and methodologies in neuroscience, immunology and or molecular biology is helpful. Experience with animal models in mice or rats, experience with tissue culture techniques and fine tissue dissection techniques is preferred.
Candidate must have strong motivation, team player attitude, and strong ability to design, organize, and coordinate scientific research projects. In addition, candidate must have previous laboratory experience including sound scientific practice in research, methodology development and accurate laboratory techniques, and the ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
Minimum Required Education: PhD in biomedical field
Minimum Required Experience: No experience required
Preferred Education: Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, biology or related biomedical science field. Interest in learning electrophysiology and calcium imaging is required
Preferred Experience: Progressive knowledge and skill development
Field: Sensory Neuroscience
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