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 field.

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.

Send CV and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Robert Yezierski
University of Florida
Comprehensive Center for Pain Research
P.O. Box 100444, 1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610-0444


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer.

Postdoctoral research position in fMRI to study neuro-cognitive mechanisms of placebo analgesia

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 pain perception in healthy volunteers, and clinical pain in patients. Preferred applicants have a solid background in cognitive neuroscience and functional 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 be encouraged to interact with members of research groups in cognitive neuropsychology, (, neuroscience (, 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 and
phone numbers of three references to:

Pierre Rainville, Ph.D.,;
Centre de recherche en sciences neurologiques,
Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succ.
Centre-ville, Montreal (Que), H3C 3J7, Canada

Postdoctoral Position at University of South Carolina School of Medicine

NIMH-funded project investigates the role of amygdalar opioids and other neuropeptides in anxiety-related behaviors and the actions of anxiolytics. Project uses a multidisciplinary approach that includes virus-mediated gene transfer combined with local 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 analysis 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 Medicine ( Please email a CV, a research statement including long-term goals, and email addresses of three references to Marlene A. Wilson at 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 Employer.

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.

For more details, please contact Dr. Barbara Coleman at 858-270-3531 or email at

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Our group 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 Max-Delbrueck Center 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
Hindenburgdamm 30
D-12200 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49-30-8445 4469
Tel. +49-30-8445 2731


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).

Send summary of research interests, CV and contact information from three references to:

Dr. Partap S. Khalsa (
S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook
Department of Biomedical Engineering
HSC-T18 Room 030
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8181


Merck Research Laboratories is expanding its interest in the fields of sleep/circadian rhythm disorder and pain research with 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 Studies-job BIO000431

Several opportunities 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 disorders with an emphasis on pain. Positions require experience with in vivo/in vitro electrophysiological methods. Staff researchers should have experience with rodent behaviorial pain models including models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Working knowledge of rodent surgical techniques and whole cell or tissue slice patch clamp recording is desired. The ability to work idependently in a team-oriented drug discovery environment is essential. To apply for positions in PAIN, please visit and search for the relevant job number.

Successful candidates 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."


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, a training program sponsored by the NIH. Eligibility: U.S. citizenship or permanent 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.

Training opportunities 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 Medicine provide additional opportunities.

The Texas Consortium fosters interaction between 5 Behavioral Neuroscience programs (Texas A&M 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' professional development and success.

Benefits: Annual stipend $31,092 - $32,820; $3,090 for health insurance; $1,200 in travel funds. Maximum support: 2 years

For further information, please contact James Grau or Mary Meagher (; 979 845-2564).
Jim Grau (

Department of Psychology
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-4235
FAX: (979) 845-4727
Phone: (979) 845-2584

Investigator- In Vivo Pain Research

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 of acute, 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 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
Pain, Personality, and Anxiety

The University of Western Ontario Interdisciplinary Pain Program in London, Canada is offerig a one or two year Psychology Research Fellowship in Pain , Personality and Anxiety under the supervision of Dr.Allan Shapiro.

Collaborate 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, preparation (co-authoring) 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 treatment 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.) plus benefits. 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 statistics.

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 Institute K-370, St. Joseph's Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor St., London, ON. Canada N6A 4V2.

Inquiries to Dr. Shapiro (519) 646-6000 ext. 61047 or e-mail:


PURPOSE 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.


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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 Device industries.


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