Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University: Microglia modulators in the treatment of chronic pain and fatigue
Stanford, California, USA
Until Position Filled
Dr. Jarred Younger’s laboratory at Stanford University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow. The fellow will be responsible for conducting clinical trials of novel microglia modulators in the treatment of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and Gulf War Illness. This position is in the Division of Pain Management at Stanford’s School of Medicine. We are a small laboratory that works closely with several major research teams and initiatives at Stanford.
We are interested in how compounds with demonstrated microglia-modulating properties may reduce neuroinflammation, and improve the lives of people who have chronic pain and fatigue. The projects are currently funded primarily via private foundation grants. Duties of the fellowship include recruiting and screening participants, interfacing with medical personnel, conducting psychophysical tests of pain processing, monitoring medication side-effects, supervising research assistants, and assisting with analyses, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. While the primary role of this position is to supervise clinical trials, interested individuals will also have the opportunity to learn neuroimaging techniques at Stanford’s research-dedicated 3T and 7T magnetic resonance imaging scanners. The fellow will also have the opportunity to pursue his or her own pilot projects. Our major studies will be in adults, although small trials in pediatric pain populations are possible. More information about our ongoing studies can be found at younger.stanford.edu.
The position is for one year, with an additional year contingent on satisfactory performance. The fellow will be encouraged to submit training grant applications for continued research. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or related fields. Applicants from other fields who have previous experience in human-subjects research may also be considered. Because the studies involve extensive interaction with patients, applicants should have experience and be comfortable interacting with patient populations on the phone and in-person. Experience with statistical analyses (especially advanced techniques such as multilevel linear modeling and machine learning) is a plus, but not required. The most successful applicants will have a demonstrated interest in pursuing publication and grant opportunities.
To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a personal statement describing research interests, 3 letters of recommendations, and up to 3 article reprints/preprints to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed until filled, but for thorough consideration, please submit all materials as soon as possible.
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