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Senior Postdoctoral/Research Fellow

Job Description:

There is an immediate job opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow/research associate position available in the Pain Mechanisms Laboratory within the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Chicago. Candidates who have a background in animal handling, surgical procedures, behavioral pain tests (von Frey), various injections (i.p, i.v. or Intraarticular, etc.), transgenic mice breeding with genotyping and tamoxifen injection, safranin-O staining (histology), immunohistochemistry/ immunofluorescence, DRG- and/or spinal cord isolation techniques would be preferred, but not essential. The position is funded for four years by VA Merit Award, DoD, and NIHR01. The projects investigate the nociceptive pathway induced by osteoarthritis (OA) and pain relief and drug development. Molecular mechanisms of pain evoked by knee joint OA will be determined in the sensory neurons in the DRGs, glial cells (microglial, astroglial cells), the spinal cord at the molecular level.

This position requires an individual with strong writing skills for the preparation of manuscripts, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently as well as on a team. Depending on the experience level, hiring as a Research Assistant Professor will be considered.

For more information, please get in touch with Dr. Im Sampen.

Email: imsampen007 [at] gmail.com

Interested applicants should provide:

  1. A brief statement of research interests and experience
  2. C.V.
  3. The name of three professional references
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