Postdoctoral Fellow - Optogenetics

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Optogenetics:
Washington University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral position(s) in the Washington University Pain Center and Departments of Anesthesiology and Anatomy/Neurobiology. The successful candidate(s) will become part of a large, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized neuroscience community. This position is supported by an NIH TR01 “Transformative Research Award” and will incorporate state of the art optogenetics, development/refinement of novel micro-optic devices, patch clamp electrophysiology and viral gene therapy with a goal of understanding mechanisms of chronic pain.

A successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology or related field, with a track record of productivity and innovation
• Solid background and hands-on experience in electrophysiology, applied physics or optogenetics is a plus.
• Creative thinking skills, command of the neuroscience literature
• Affinity for performing experimental animal research
• Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills
• Strong proficiency in the English language

The laboratory is located in the Washington University Medical Center campus, situated in St. Louis’ urban corridor, the “Central West End” district. St. Louis offers numerous cultural activities including excellent blues, jazz, and classical music, restaurants, farmers markets, nightlife and professional sports. St. Louis also offers an affordable lifestyle and cost of living for young families.

For more information/application please contact Robert Gereau at:

Applications for the position should include a curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.  Washington University is an equal opportunity employer.

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