Post Doctoral Fellow in neuroscience

Location: United States
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Published: 3 weeks ago

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Navia Lab invites applications for a postdoctoral position to join our vibrant research group dedicated to unraveling the complexities of chronic pain development and differential susceptibility.

Navia Lab is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where every member feels valued and contributes to our collective success. Our research focuses on understanding the intricate mechanisms underlying chronic pain, with an emphasis on neuro-immune interactions, metabolism, and gene regulation. We strive to identify novel targets for the development of safe and effective treatments for chronic pain, aiming to make a tangible impact on patient care and well-being.



-Mentor graduate students, providing guidance and support in their research endeavors.

-Propose and develop research projects, design experiments, and formulate hypotheses to address key questions in chronic pain.

Perform experiments and analyze data, employing techniques including animal handling, breeding, tissue collection, imaging, molecular biology assays, and bioinformatics analysis.

-Collaborate with colleagues both inside and outside the lab, fostering interdisciplinary partnerships to advance research goals.

-Participate in research communication opportunities, such as presenting findings at conferences and congresses, and contributing to manuscript preparation for publication in scientific journals.



-PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field.

-Expertise in one or more of the following areas: neuroscience and pain study in animals, gene regulation mechanisms, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field.

-Proficiency in wide laboratory techniques including animal work, cell culture tissue, cloning, and bichomical and molecular biology assays.

-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and generate novel insights.

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment.

If you are looking to invest in your academic career, Navia Lab offers an exceptional environment to cultivate and expand your expertise. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will have the opportunity to forge new pathways in your field while contributing to groundbreaking research. Your role at Navia Lab will provide ample opportunities to enhance the skills necessary for becoming an independent researcher.

Salary: Competitive salary based on NIH scale and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae (CV), a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to . Please indicate “Postdoctoral Position Application” in the subject line.

For more information about Navia Lab, please visit .



Medical Research Primary Appointment 12 mo.

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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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