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WU Pain Center


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor - WU Pain Center

The Washington University Pain Center in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate has five or more years of post-graduate training in synaptic physiology and pain. Expertise in pain behavior, patch clamp electrophysiology from isolated cells and spinal cord slices, and optogenetic approaches are critical. Successful candidates will have a strong publication history and be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully compete for external funding. Proficiency in ex vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and behavioral pharmacology are prerequisites. Washington University is committed to the recruitment of candidates traditionally underrepresented on university faculties. Individuals of any race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply, as are disabled individuals and veterans. The School of Medicine at Washington University is committed to finding solutions to global health problems, including ones that affect minority and disadvantaged populations.

PhD and postdoctoral experience.



An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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