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Assistant or Associate Professor

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Interested candidates should send a brief summary of research interests, CV, and contact information of references by email to William R. Lariviere, PhD at lariwr@upmc.edu. Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Department Name 35203-Med-Anesthesiology
Position Number 0129540
Position Details

A NIDA-funded Research Assistant or Associate Professor position is currently available to research the genetics of pain and pain-related traits. The lab studies the genetics of variability in pain, analgesia and treatment side effects in animals including in behavioral models of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. The NIDA-funded project has recently determined regions of the mouse genome containing candidate genes underlying several pain traits. Determining the responsible candidate genes remains to be performed via gene expression analysis, behavioral pharmacology, knockout mouse testing, basic molecular and other methods appropriate for the candidate gene. Overall goals include identification of the genetic mechanisms of heritable pain traits to provide high priority candidates genes for study in people and the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Some opportunities to be involved in human pain research projects as well. Highly motivated candidates will have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, preferably of pain with experience with some of the methods mentioned above. Most importantly, candidates should show a strong interest and motivation to learn and apply the methods and develop new ideas towards the goals of the overall research program.

Application Process

Interested candidates should send a brief summary of research interests, CV, and contact information of references by email to William R. Lariviere, PhD at lariwr@upmc.edu. Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 11/10/2011
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date)
Contact Person William R. Lariviere, PhD
Contact Email lariwr@upmc.edu
Contact Phone