Job ID: 62151

Postdoctoral position in Sensory Transduction and Nociception (Alicante, Spain)

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 December 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 December 2021

Contract Length: 2 years+1

City: Alicante

Country: Spain

Institution: Instituto de Neurociencias. UMH-CSIC

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Description:

Our research aims at understanding how sensory neurons detect different environmental signals and produce a coded message that eventually leads to a sensation. Our current focus is on the structure and function of TRP and Piezo2 channels that act as molecular transducers of thermal and mechanical signals in peripheral nerve terminals.

A major goal of the current project is to characterize subpopulations of primary sensory neurons in different models of chronic pain guided by transcriptional profiling at the single cell level, and the optogenetic interrogation of thermosensory and mechanosensory circuits.We use a broad range of techniques that include calcium imaging, RNAseq, in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology and behavioral assays.

Candidates should hold PhD in Physical or Life Sciences. We seek a curious, highly motivated person interested in sensory transduction and pain research and with experience in one or more of the following techniques: electrophysiology, mechanobiology, optopharmacology, behavioural assays, cellular transcriptomics or in vivo cellular imaging.

Applicants can send an e-mail to Dr. Félix Viana (felix.viana@umh.es) or Dr. Ana Gomis (agomis@umh.es) with a CV including a list of publications and technical expertise, a description of research interests and two names of individuals willing to act as references for the candidate.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.