We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research scholar to join the Neurobiology of Pain Research Laboratory under the direction of Kathleen A. Sluka, PT, PhD, in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. The applicant will lead a research project examining the neuroimmune mechanisms in chronic muscle pain and exercise-induced analgesia. The candidate will join a translational research laboratory that investigates basic mechanisms in musculoskeletal pain, as well as translational studies and clinical trials in people with chronic pain. We are seeking candidates who are highly motivated, mature, and possess excellent interpersonal and writing skills. The postdoctoral scholar will be encouraged to present their research at national and international scientific conferences and to apply for independent funding. The University of Iowa provides a unique collaborative research environment that includes a Pain Research Program, Neuroscience Institute, and a variety of core facilities to enhance research.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.