A postdoctoral position is available September 1st, 2019, in the University of New England Department of Biomedical Sciences to study the dynamic regulation of intracellular signaling complexes in mammalian sensory neurons involved in chronic pain. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent verbal and written communication skills to join a collaborative team combining diverse skill sets. Applicants must hold a PhD degree in the life sciences and have a strong publication record. Ideal candidates will have expertise in applications related to protein sample preparation and separation techniques, mass spectrometry data analysis and/or functional imaging (confocal or 2-photon imaging of genetically-encoded biosensors), and an interest in applying these applications in neuroscience. Previous experience in the neurobiology of pain is not required. The laboratory is a member of the UNE COBRE for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function and the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, with access to excellent core facilities.
The successful candidate will benefit from a structured postdoctoral training program with mentorship based on the core competencies established by the National Postdoctoral Association (https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/page/CoreCompetencies) and overseen by a postdoctoral advisory committee. Starting salaries are aligned to the NIH NRSA pay scale, with competitive benefits.