The Department of Anesthesiology and Washington University Pain Center seeks a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a trained electrophysiologist with additional experience in behavioral pharmacology and imaging to study mechanisms underlying opioid dependence. We are interested in studying these mechanisms within the reward pathway, so previous experience studying this circuit is required. The laboratory integrates the study of the molecular changes induced by drugs of abuse using a combination of state-of-the-art electrophysiological, imaging, behavioral, optogenetics, and chemogenetic analyses. For more details, see Fakira et al., 2016; Hipolito et al., 2015; Fakira et al., 2014.
Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical sciences. Experience with brain slice electrophysiology, behavioral pharmacology, molecular biology, and in vivo imaging techniques is required. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and be willing to collaborate with the groups of Rob Gereau and Michael Bruchas at the Department of Anesthesiology.
Interested candidates should forward their CV and names of three references to:
Depts. Anesthesiology & Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University in St Louis
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