Postdoctoral Research Associate (Scherrer)

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Scherrer)

Vacancy ID:



Neuroscience Center - 428601

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Experience


Full Time

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The Scherrer lab at UNC has open postdoctoral positions. Successful candidates will be investigating the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms underlying pain and its control by opioids, using the mouse as a model system and a variety of approaches including transcriptomics, cell biology techniques, mouse genetics, neural circuit tracing, electrophysiology, opto-/chemo-genetics, in vivo calcium imaging, and behavior.

Educational Requirements:

Candidate must possess a MD and/or PhD (or similar degree) in neuroscience, pharmacology, cellular and molecular biology or related disciplines

Qualifications and Experience:

A strong background in the pain and opioid fields and/or expertise in the above mentioned techniques is necessary. In particular, we are looking for 1) neuroscientists with a computational/bioinformatics background and experience with single cell RNA-sequencing transcriptomic and/or calcium imaging data analysis, 2) electrophysiologists with experience with whole-cell recordings in spinal cord slices, 3) pain and opioid behavioral pharmacologists, and 4) cell and molecular biologists.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/8/2019
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time