We are seeking candidates with enthusiasm and interest in pain mechanisms, and behavioral and electrophysiological techniques. Our group is interested in translational research on mechanisms of inflammatory, neuropathic, and osteoarthritic pain and their control by opioids and neuroimmune interactions.
For selected publications, see Stein et al., 2003; Labuz et al., 2006; Zöllner et al., 2008; Labuz et al., 2009; Stein and Machelska, 2011; Schmidt et al., 2012; Moshourab and Stein, 2012; Celik et al., 2016; Spahn et al., 2017.
The postdoctoral position is part of a collaborative project investigating novel opioid formulations for the control of pain in rodent models and veterinary practice. Experience in behavioral pain testing (e.g., paw pressure, von Frey, Hargreaves tests), side-effect analysis (e.g., conditional place preference) in rodents (rats, mice), and/or electrophysiological techniques (e.g., skin-nerve preparation) is preferable. Laboratory animal science certificate (FELASA or equivalent) is required.
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in pharmacology, biology, neuroscience, or related fields. Strong research motivation, productivity, ability to work both independently and as a team member, and proficiency in English are critical. The position is available for two years. Salary is according to E13. Please send a statement of your research interests, CV, and names of two references to:
Department of Anesthesiology
Charité - Campus Benjamin Franklin
D-12200 Berlin, Germany