Research Fellow | Anesthesiology Administrative

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Research Fellow
Job ID: 3817
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Research Professional
Winston-Salem, NCResearch Professional, Medical, Healthcare8/12/2013ANESTHESIOLOGY Full-time Regular, 40 hours/weekExempt/Salaried PositionSeeking a post-doctoral fellow with a background in neuroscience or related field relevant to the study of chronic pain. The 2 year position will involve work on a 5-year NIH funded project studying cellular...

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Full-time Regular, 40 hours/week

Exempt/Salaried Position

Postdoctoral position is now available in the Pain Mechanisms Laboratory within the Department of Anesthesiology. Candidates should have a background in neuroscience or related field relevant to the study of chronic pain. The position is funded for at least two years by a recently awarded 5-year NIH funded project studying cellular mechanisms involved in the transition from acute to chronic postsurgical pain. The project focuses on role of descending inhibition and spinal glial mechanisms in the resolution of postoperative pain following incisional and neuropathic injury. Studies are also ongoing examining the interaction between stress, pain and noradrenergic circuitry.

Prior training with animal behavior, pharmacology, primary glial culture, confocal and fluorescent microscopy as well as standard biochemical techniques (RT-PCR, western blot, ELISA) are preferred. Successful applicants will be responsible for developing new approaches involving viral gene therapy and application of optogenetic techniques. This position requires an individual with strong reading and writing skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team. The successful candidate will become a part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative group of preclinical and clinical research faculty within the Pain Mechanisms Lab focused on translational pain research.

REQUIREMENTS: Completed doctorate (Ph.D/MD) degree in a related discipline.

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