The Creed Lab is recruiting highly-motivated candidates for positions at multiple levels.
The Creed Lab seeks postdoctoral research associates for funded positions, available as early as Fall 2019. The goal of the lab is to determine synaptic and circuit plasticity underlying negative affect in chronic pain, mood and substance use disorders, and to use this insight to develop novel neuromodulation therapies for these disorders. To this end, we use in vivo and patch clamp electrophysiology combined with optogenetic manipulations and in vivo biosensors, behavioral assays and molecular biology techniques. More information at www.creedlab.org.
Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, biology, pharmacology, biomedical engineering or a related discipline. The successful candidate will lead a project focusing on opioid-dependent plasticity in the mesolimbic reward circuitry and how it contributes to overlapping affective symptoms of chronic pain and opioid addiction.
All projects use a variety of experimental techniques and are highly collaborative, and so candidates must be able to work effectively in teams within the lab and with other members of the WashU neuroscience community. Since all projects integrate in vivo and ex vivo neurophysiology, the positions are ideal for candidates with experience in patch clamp physiology, looking to expand their skill set to in vivo manipulations. The Creed Lab is housed in the Washington University Pain Center in the department of Anesthesiology, and provides a supportive and intellectually stimulating training environment. Washington University in St. Louis consistently ranks in the top 10 Universities for Neuroscience in the country, and offers outstanding opportunities and a dynamic community for post-doctoral fellows.
To be considered, applicants should submit the following to Dr. Creed (email@example.com): 1. CV 2. Statement of research interests and career goals 3. Contact information for three references
The anticipated start date would be between fall 2019 and spring 2020.
Positions for rotating graduate students will be available from January 2020. All potential projects are highly collaborative and will use patch-clamp and/or in vivo electrophysiology to study the synaptic basis of basal ganglia circuit function as it relates to mood disorders and addiction. The candidate(s) will learn and apply multiple techniques, for example: stereotaxic surgery, viral-genetic tracing techniques and confocal microscopy, fiber photometry and behavioral neuroscience. Graduate students can join the Creed Lab through the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (dbbs.wustl.edu) umbrella program, or through the Biomedical Engineering Program (bme.wustl.edu) at Washington University School of Medicine.
Please use the form below, or e-mail a C.V. and statement of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org