Wendy Campana, PhD, and Steve Gonias, MD, PhD, are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist interested in understanding the role of glial plasticity and chronic pain after peripheral and central injury. We are seeking applicants interested in transcriptome and proteomic analyses as they relate to regenerative cellular signaling associated with chronic pain states.
Qualifications need to include the following:
- PhD in neuroscience, molecular and cellular biology or physiology.
- A solid background in pain-related behaviors, genetics, use of viral vectors, molecular biology, and primary cell culture.
- First author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
- Knowledge of the neuroscience literature.
- Strong proficiency of English language.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Training in RNASeq, mass spectroscopy and proteomics.
- Surgical training in peripheral and spinal cord injury.
- Specialized training in receptor biology, cell signaling and glia.
- Collaborative work environment.
- Access to cell sorting and state-of-the art imaging systems.
- Prior postdoctoral scientists in the Gonias and Campana Labs have successfully transitioned to independent faculty positions in the US and abroad.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a letter describing research interests and relevant experience, and contact information for three references to Dr. Wendy Campana, PhD.