DUTIES: A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Gintzler. The research is targeted at identifying mechanisms that modulate endogenous opioid antinociception, key molecular components of which could serve as targets for stimulating endogenous opioid analgesia, elimiating or reducing the need for exogenous opioids. Parallel lines of research investigate cell biological underpinnings of analgesic tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia as well as mechanisms underlying the intersection between opioid misuse and pain, integrating the study of the molecular and cellular changes induced in both. The successful candidate would be exposed to an interdisciplinary research approach that utilizes cell lines maintained in culture, ex vivo as well as in vivo CNS preparations, immunohistochemistry and behavioral analysis. See Liu, et al., J. Neuro Sci., 37: 11181-1119; Liu, et.al., Pain 158: 1903-1914, 2017; Chakrabarti, et.al., J. Neurochem. 139: 737-747, 2016; Liu et.al. J. Neurosci. 31: 11836-45, 2011; Chakrabarti, et.al., PNAS 107: 20115 - 20119, 2010. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: The successful candidate will have research experience in relevant neurobiology fields (e.g. molecular, cellular or behavioral). Additional Info: Interested candidates can submit a brief statementof research interests, Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact informatin of three references to email@example.com Closing Date: 04/16/19 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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