Postdoctoral Fellow - Optogenetics

Postdoctoral Fellow – Pain Circuits

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pain Neurobiology:
Washington University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral position in the Washington University Pain Center and Departments of Anesthesiology and Neuroscience. The successful candidate will become part of a large, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized neuroscience community. This position will incorporate state of the art optogenetics, patch clamp electrophysiology, in vivo imaging of neuronal activity, and development/refinement of novel micro-scale optoelectronic systems, with a goal of understanding circuit and cellular mechanisms of acute and 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, in vivo imaging, biomedical engineering, or optogenetics.
• Creative thinking skills, command of the neuroscience literature
• Affinity for performing experimental animal research
• Ability to work collaboratively with excellent communication skills

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 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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