The Creed Lab is recruiting highly-motivated candidates for positions at multiple levels.
Postdoctoral Fellows We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate. 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 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. Candidates should have (or expect to 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 overlapping 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. Prior experience or strong motivation to learn in vivo or patch clamp electrophysiology is required. Candidates with programming skills (Matlab, R or Python) are especially encouraged to apply, although this is not a requirement. The Creed Lab provides a supportive and intellectually stimulating training environment, and St. Louis offers affordable quality of life and a dynamic post-doc community.
To be considered, applicants should submit the following to Dr. Creed (firstname.lastname@example.org): 1. CV 2. Statement of research interests and career goals 3. Contact information for at three references
The anticipated start date would be between summer 2019 and winter 2020.
Graduate Students Positions for rotating graduate students will be available from January 2019. All potential projects are highly collaborative and will focus on patch-clamp or in vivo electrophysiology to study the synaptic basis of limbic 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 at Washington University School of Medicine.
Laboratory Technician The Creed lab is seeking up to two entry level research technicians, starting summer 2019. This is a joint position between the Creed lab and lab of Alexxai Kravitz (WashU Dept. of Psychiatry). Candidates should have a BA or BSc by summer 2019. Experience with behavioral neuroscience experiments or benchwork is preferred but not required. Alternatively, students with engineering or computer science backgrounds seeking to apply their skills to problems in neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate(s) will contribute to multiple projects, learning techniques in behavioral neuroscience, electrophysiology, stereotaxic surgery and data analysis, as desired. Interested candidates should send a CV and statement of interest to email@example.com.
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