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Post-doctoral position in St. Louis/USA

14 March 2019

Post-doctoral position in St. Louis/USA

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St. Louis/USA


A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Yu-Qing Cao’s group is looking for highly motivated candidates interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying migraine and other chronic pain as well as exploring novel molecular and cellular targets for new therapeutics. Ongoing projects focus on studying how changes of ion channel activities and neuro-immune interactions contribute to migraine generation and progression. We employ multidisciplinary approaches including electrophysiology, time-lapse imaging, anatomical tracing, single neuron profiling, mouse genetics and behavioral assessment of pain.

The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with extensive experience studying membrane proteins (ion channels, G-protein coupled receptors and transporters etc) using biochemical, molecular and celluar approaches.

The successful candidate should be highly motivated, having solid command of literature and excellent critical thinking skill, able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Excellent command of verbal and written English is essential. The successful candidates will join a large, dynamic and internationally recognized neuroscience community, with ample opportunities for career development.

The position has an initial term of at least three years, and applications will be evaluated until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Applicants interested in the positions should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and career goals, along with contact information for three references to Dr Cao at:

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contract length:
at least 3 years
Washington University School of Medicine
Anesthesiology and Pain Center

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Yu-Qing Cao
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Center
Washington University in St Louis

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