POSITION SUMMARY:Â Â The laboratory of Dr. Salvemini in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Saint Louis University, School of Medicine is looking for a highly motivated and independent Assistant Research Professor in a vibrant NIH-funded laboratory that performs cutting edge pain research.
The laboratory integrates behavioral pharmacology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and drug discovery measures to understand pathways involved in the development of neuropathic pain. We are also interested in investigating the interactions between chronic neuropathic pain states and comorbidities, such as cognitive dysfunction, depression and anxiety. Our basic-science driven approach has led to the identification of several pathways and novel targets that are enabling the development of new pharmacological strategies for therapeutic intervention. Translating our discoveries to the clinic is a key mission of our work.
The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, a vibrant multidisciplinary, highly collaborative and dynamic department, is also the home base of the Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience. Faculty members within the Department have expertise in several areas of pharmacology and physiology, with a particular emphasis in neuroscience and metabolism. The Department offers access to excellent core facilities and opportunities to join collaborative centers including the Liver Center, the Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation, and the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, and internal funding mechanisms for project support. Members of our community have access to the nationally-acclaimed Cortex Innovation Community, to multiple local startup-supporting institutions and to the fast-growing, cutting-edge medical and biotechnology community which operates actively throughout the St. Louis region.
Organizing, coordinating and maintaining animal colonies, daily activities within the in vivo behavioral labs and protocol submission Developing, organizing and executing in vivo models, surgical techniques, behavioral tests for use in studying pain research Organization, generation and maintenance of data collections and analyses for manuscripts and presentations Provide data in support of grants and manuscripts Assist in the development of research programs Writing and submitting manuscripts for publication in high impact journal Educating and assisting students, post-doctoral fellows and technicians with in vivo surgical and behavioral techniques Assisting the PI and participating in data presentations for meetings, talks and publications.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in neuroscience, biology or related biomedical science field with at least 4 years post-doctoral training or equivalent experience directly involved in in vivo studies in rodent pain models. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and possess the ability to work both independently as well as with a multi-departmental collaborators and specialized core facilities.Â Â Extensive knowledge in neuroscience and animal behavior and experience with rodent pain models are required. Surgical experience in small animals and additional experience in manuscript and grant writing are strongly preferred.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a Catholic Jesuit Institution with a long tradition of excellence in teaching, research and patient care. Established in 1836, the school was the first to award a medical degree west of the Mississippi River. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is a leading center of research in neurodegenerative disorders, pain, cancer, infectious disease, liver disease, aging, and heart/lung disease. The Department of Pharmacology and Physiology maintains a strong record of extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including a T32 training grant.
Questions related to this position can be sent to Dr. Daniela Salvemini, William Beaumont Professor and Chair and Director, Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience (
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.