The Department of Anesthesiology in the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking an accomplished basic scientist faculty candidate working in the field of pain 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 the science already being performed in multiple specialties. Our faculty members also have a strong commitment to the education and training of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, health care professional students and residents, and, in particular, to the career development of all early-career scholars. As such, the mentoring of junior researchers will be a highly valued aspect of the position.
About the Department The University of Minnesota is known internationally for hosting over a dozen distinct scientific laboratories with the common goal of elucidating the mechanisms underlying chronic pain and developing novel analgesic medications. The cohesive collection of pain research and analgesic development faculty spans nearly all the individual units of Academic Health Center. Research is directed toward a broad-spectrum or questions related to pain transmission, neuroplasticity, hyperalgesia, endogenous pain inhibitory systems, and development of analgesic medications. These investigators employ a wide variety of techniques including medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, animal behavior, human psychophysics, and neuroimaging. The pain community is also well connected with the University's Center for Addiction Research. This mixture provides a highly enriched environment and fosters strong collaborations and interdisciplinary training opportunities.
Qualified applicants should apply to this position at https://www.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and go to search postings and enter the requisition #323079. Please upload a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. This position is tenure track. Academic rank and appointment type 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 a demonstrated track record of obtaining external funding is preferred. The position provides opportunities for collaboration with investigators in the University of Minnesota Medical School and the basic science departments as well. Candidates will have the opportunity to mentor and teach PhD, MD/PhD and medical students. A generous start-up package and ample lab space will be provided.
Internal Number: 323079
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