Postdoctoral Associate in Pain Research
The Pain Research
Program at the University of Florida is seeking candidates to
fill a postdoctoral position in a multidisciplinary
basic science research program focusing on somatosensory function
in animal models of CNS trauma and stress. Candidates should
have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology or a related
Candidates with experience in head or spinal injury and/or pain research
will be given priority. Experience with immunohistochemistry and
confocal microscopy used in assessing CNS plasticity is desired.
CV and three letters of reference to:
research position in fMRI to study neuro-cognitive mechanisms of
A joint postdoctoral
position is available immediately at the University of Montreal
and Sherbrooke University to study the cerebral mechanisms
of placebo analgesia. The position involves the development
of experimental designs to modulate relief expectancy and experimental
in healthy volunteers, and clinical pain in patients. Preferred
applicants have a solid background in cognitive neuroscience
brain imaging, preferably in fMRI. Additional opportunities
to collaborate in projects on pain memory and pain empathy will
be available according
to the candidate's interests and motivation. The selected
candidate will evolve in a rich scientific environment and will
to interact with members of research groups in cognitive
and pain physiology and psychology. Funding
may be available for up to three years.
Please send CV, reprints, letter of interest, and names, email addresses
phone numbers of three references to:
Pierre Rainville, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org;
Centre de recherche en sciences neurologiques,
Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succ.
Centre-ville, Montreal (Que), H3C 3J7, Canada
Position at University of South Carolina School of Medicine
investigates the role of amygdalar opioids and other neuropeptides
in anxiety-related behaviors
actions of anxiolytics. Project uses a multidisciplinary
approach that includes virus-mediated gene transfer combined
microinjection of pharmacological agents, and involves interaction
with a multidisciplinary team of collaborators (AJ McDonald,
SP Wilson). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related
discipline, and expertise in molecular and /or anatomical
techniques. Experience with stereotaxic procedures and/or behavioral
is also desirable. Come join the rapidly expanding neuroscience
research focus of the Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
Department at the University of South Carolina School of
Please email a CV, a research statement including long-term
goals, and email addresses
of three references to Marlene A. Wilson at email@example.com.
Starting date is negotiable.
Marlene A. Wilson, PhD
Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Bldg1
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 733-3258
Fax: (803) 733-1523
USC is an AA/EOE
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE--in vivo pain models
A successful, global drug discovery company has opportunity for
an organized, enthusiastic in vivo scientist to contribute to
an expanding pain research program. The company has over half
a billion dollars in cash and cash equivalents to fund R&D,
revenue from products on themarket, and a vigorous pipeline of
innovative products in development. As a member of the team you
would plan and perform experiments to evaluate efficacy, behavior,
and toxicity of new analgesic compounds in rodent pain models.
This is a new team being formed and your chance to work with
a dynamic, happy group of professionals doing great science.
To be considered you should have a BS or MS in Pharmacology or
Neurobiology with 4-5 years of experience working in vivo with
rodent models of pain studying behavior and/or potential analgesics.
more details, please contact Dr. Barbara Coleman at 858-270-3531
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
can be found at www.pharmascouts.net during
DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION IN PAIN RESEARCH / NEUROSCIENCE
is interested in mechanisms of inflammatory pain and its
inhibition by opioids and neuro-immune interactions
(e.g. Nature Med 2003,
8:1003-8; Endocrinology 2003, 10.1210/en.2003-1287; J Neurosci
2002, 22:5588-5596; Anesthesiology 2001, 95:500-508; Nature
Med 1998, 4:1425-28; J Clin Invest 1997, 100:142-148; J Clin Invest
1996, 98:793-799; Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1996, 93:6096-6100; N Engl
J Med 1995, 332(25):1685-1690).
We provide a stimulating
environment and interactions with experimental and clinical groups
at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, the Humboldt Universitaet,
the Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and the
for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch.
The doctoral student
will be involved in the study of the migration, synthesis and
processing of opioid peptides in immune cells and the signal
transduction of peripheral opioid receptors. The goal is to identify
new potential targets for therapeutic intervention. Demonstrated
ability to work both independently and as a team member is critical.
Applications are invited
for a 2-3 year position, funded by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Applications including
a CV, a statement
of research interests and the names of two references
should be sent to:
Dr. Christoph Stein
Dep. of Anesthesiology
Campus Benjamin Franklin
D-12200 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49-30-8445 4469
Tel. +49-30-8445 2731
BIOMECHANICS OF THE SPINE
SUNY STONY BROOK
NIH-funded, 2-year postdoctoral
position available at SUNY Stony Brook beginning Oct 1, 2004.
This position will focus on investigating functional interactions
between spine biomechanics and the nervous system with particular
emphasis on mechanisms underlying the clinical effects of spinal
manipulative therapy. The post-doc will work sequentially in
two locations: SUNY Stony Brook and Palmer University, Iowa.
Using an animal model, neural responses of single afferents innervating
a facet joint capsule are recorded while simultaneously measuring
capsular loading and deformation. The ideal candidate will have
a background in neuroscience and/or biomechanics and be familiar
with electrophysiological recordings techniques. A Ph.D. or other
relevant graduate degree is required. Salary is commensurate
with experience (includes standard university health benefits).
summary of research interests, CV and contact information from
three references to:
S. Khalsa (email@example.com)
S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook
Department of Biomedical Engineering
HSC-T18 Room 030
Brook, NY 11794-8181
Research Laboratories is expanding its interest in
the fields of sleep/circadian rhythm disorder and pain research
the goal of developing the
next generation of breakthrough treatments. This creates unique
opportunities for top tier scientists in these fields.
PhD Biologist, Pain-job BIO000429
BS/MS Research Biologist, Pain in vivo Studies-job BIO000430
BS/MS Staff Biologist, Pain Electrophysiological
exist at the Senior (PhD) and Staff (MS/BS)
levels for researchers to conduct and/or supervise in vivo
electrophysiological studies in support of ongoing efforts
to characterize new approaches for the treatment of neuroscience-related
with an emphasis on pain. Positions require experience
with in vivo/in vitro electrophysiological methods. Staff researchers
have experience with rodent behaviorial pain models including
models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Working knowledge
rodent surgical techniques and whole cell or tissue slice
patch clamp recording is desired. The ability to work idependently
team-oriented drug discovery environment is essential.
To apply for positions in PAIN, please visit www.merck.com/careers and search
for the relevant job number.
will enjoy an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits program
including tuition reimbursement
and one of
the best 401(k) plans in the nation, as well as opportunities
for personal growth.
Our commitments as a Company have long been guided by the vision
of our modern-day founder, George W. Merck, who said, "We try
never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the
profits..." At Merck, improving patient health isn't just what
we do. It's who we are, sharing a passion for life that
brings out the best in a diverse workforce of 60,000
people. And why Merck has been honored by Fortune as one of the "100
Best Companies to Work for in America."
AND CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE
Applicants are sought for a position in the Behavioral and Cellular
Neuroscience Program at Texas A&M University. The positions
is funded through the Texas Consortium in Behavioral Neuroscience,
training program sponsored by the NIH. Eligibility: U.S. citizenship
residency and a doctoral degree at the time of appointment. Goal:
To increase the number of behavioral neuroscientists from underrepresented
populations. To provide diversity and optimal human resource
development, applications are accepted from all eligible candidates.
are available in the recovery of function, neurodegenerative disease,
neuropathic pain, and learning & memory.
An integrative training environment provides a chance to
acquire new skills at multiple
levels of analysis, from behavior and experimental design/analysis
to cellular mechanisms and gene expression. Active research
collaborations with faculty in the Health Science Center and Veterinary
provide additional opportunities.
The Texas Consortium fosters
interaction between 5 Behavioral Neuroscience programs (Texas
U., U. Texas-Austin, U. Texas-San Antonio, U. Texas-Health Sci.
Ctr., and A&M Health Sci. Ctr.). The
integrated faculty provide mentorship to enhance trainees'
Benefits: Annual stipend
$31,092 - $32,820; $3,090 for health insurance; $1,200 in travel
support: 2 years
For further information,
please contact James Grau or Mary
Jim Grau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Psychology
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-4235
FAX: (979) 845-4727
Phone: (979) 845-2584
Investigator- In Vivo Pain
PsychoGenics Inc., a private
biopharmaceutical company located in Westchester county, New York,
is seeking to hire
a post-doc, or a young investigator, to establish rodent models of
pain for drug discovery projects. The candidate must have a Ph.D.
in pain pharmacology with hands-on experience with rodent models
inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Excellent organizational and communication
skills are essential. Experience with mice phenotyping and drug discovery
a plus. Please send CV's to email@example.com or you may send
a fax to (914) 593-0645.
Please call Marianne Porter
at (914) 593-0640, x 3001 with any questions.
Psychology (Postdoctoral) Research Fellowship in
The University of Western
Ontario Interdisciplinary Pain Program in London, Canada is offerig
a one or two year Psychology
Fellowship in Pain , Personality and Anxiety under the supervision
of Dr.Allan Shapiro.
with clinical researchers in an ongoing program examining the role
of personality and anxiety in the adjustment to (and development
of) persistent pain conditions. Research activities (80%) involve
(multivariate) statistical analyses of existing data sets,
of manuscripts for publication, grant writing, and supervision of
undergraduate research assistants. One day a week (20%) can
be devoted to your own
research interests (including dissertation work for ABDs) and/or
supervised clinical activities involving outpatient cognitive-behavioural
of chronic pain patients. (Supervised clinical work is only available
for candidates from an APA/CPA accredited clinical psychology program
or its equivalent.) This is a one-year position, likely renewable
for a second year. Salary is approximately $28,000/yr. (Cdn.)
Position commences Sept 1, 2004 although an earlier start date (July
2004) may be possible. The position is situated in a teaching hospital
affiliated with the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and jointly
funded by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
and the UWO Interdisciplinary Pain Program.
The ideal candidate
will view this as an opportunity to develop further your abilities
and credentials (ample opportunity for publications)
pursuant to a career in academic psychology. You will have strong
quantitative abilities and some familiarity with (and interest
in learning) multivariate
Qualifications: You must
have completed or have nearly completed (i.e. all dissertation data
collected) your Ph.D. in
psychology (any area).
Send vitae, 3 letters of
reference, and letter of interest to Allan P. Shapiro, Ph.D., Rheumatology
Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor St., London, ON. Canada N6A
to Dr. Shapiro (519) 646-6000 ext. 61047 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIENCE LIAISON (Twin Cities, MN)
OF THE JOB: To provide medical information and develop relationships with
medical leaders, institutions and associations through peer to peer interactions.
To facilitate and provide support for investigators
initiated studies using my client's products. To assist Clinical Development
and Medical Affairs in identifying appropriate investigators for Phase
III and IV trials.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: *
Acquire, develop and maintain in-depth scientific knowledge of my
client's products and related therapeutic areas * Follow up with
and assist health professionals interested in investigators initiated
studies or retrospective reviews * Establish relationships with key
opinion leaders * Maximize the dissemination of product messages
and information through the development of national, regional and
local opinion leaders. * Develop appropriate Phase III and Phase
IV investigators as well as potential speakers * Provide medical
information services * Coordinate the development of medical education
programs, including speaker programs, symposia and community meetings
for all related healthcare professionals * Build advocacy which supports
the formulary process to ensure unrestricted access to
my client's products at target accounts including MCO, PBM, hospitals,
and local/state formularies (both governmental and commercial) *
Collect and communicate information concerning emerging standards
of care and competitive product strategies * Attend and participate
in key Professional Society meetings to represent th company * Prepare
the market for new product introductions * Communicate with District
managers regarding the scientific activities initiated in their district.
Education: Pharm D, Ph.D or M.D. degree
Experience: Minimum of 1 year MSL experience and/or CNS preferred
plus experience in clinical trials management.
Specific Skills: Demonstrate scientific knowledge, excellent communication
skills (written, verbal, presentations), ability to manage rather large
geographic territory. Self-directed, strong interpersonal skills and
team player spirit.
Magic- Biopharm Resources
3500 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Phone 404-233-0925 ext 116
Toll Free 1-866-827-5132
Kevin holds an
MBA degree from the University of Arkansas and a BA degree from the
University of San Francisco. He has
more than ten years of recruiting experience with
a specialization in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical