The Department of Anesthesiology in the University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Pain Consortium is seeking an accomplished basic scientist specializing in pain research to join a large, collaborative multidisciplinary community of researchers focused on pain and analgesia research. The ideal candidate is someone experienced in using state-of-the art approaches and whose work complements and expands on our existing research strengths.
The position provides opportunities for collaboration with investigators in the University of Minnesota Health Sciences including the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Public Health. Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor and teach PhD, MD/PhD and medical students.
The University of Minnesota is known internationally for pain research and the development of novel analgesic medications. The multi-disciplinary U of M Pain Consortium spans diverse Academic units including Anesthesiology, Dentistry, Epidemiology, Medicinal Chemistry, Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Veterinary Science. Our investigators employ a wide variety of techniques including molecular biology, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, animal behavior, human psychophysics, and neuroimaging. Research is directed toward a broad-spectrum or questions related to pain transmission, neuroplasticity, hyperalgesia, endogenous pain inhibitory systems, and development of analgesic medications. The pain community is well connected with the University's Medical Discovery Team on Addiction. This mixture provides a highly enriched environment and fosters strong collaborations and interdisciplinary training opportunities. There are many opportunities for collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. Recent initiatives from the Medical School have also resulted in substantial new institutional support for the broad area of pain medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology.
Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Academic rank and appointment type (in the tenure track or tenured) will be commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong record of research productivity. Evidence of an established research program with external funding is preferred. The position provides opportunities for collaboration with investigators in the University of Minnesota Health Sciences including the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Public Health. Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor and teach PhD, MD/PhD and medical students. Clinician-Scientists are also encouraged to apply.
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