The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has emerged as one of the top groups attacking the #1 public health problem in the US – intractable chronic pain. We also study the equally vexing problems of persistent itch and the epidemic of opioid abuse sweeping the nation. We are a highly collaborative group of world-class investigators that are driven to find cures.
We are looking for scientists to join us who are also passionate about these issues and committed to finding solutions. Tremendous opportunities and resources are available for the right individual. We expect to challenge and be challenged by the successful applicant. We also expect our new colleague to share our commitment to educating the next generation of scientists.
The University of Pittsburgh is a leading research institution with a long history of accomplishments and excellence in neuroscience. Successful applicants will be affiliated with the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research, now in its second decade (http://paincenter.pitt.edu), as well as a growing list of centers of excellence including Pittsburgh Sensory Neuroscience (http://www.psi.pitt.eduL the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (http://www.braininstitute.pittedu), and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience (http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu).
Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD degree and have demonstrated excellence in research. Areas of research may include but are not limited to basic and/or translational research focused on the molecular and cellular changes that contribute to the development of chronic pain, analysis of CNS pain circuits, human imaging studies, pain genetics, and fundamental processes underlying pain, itch, or touch. Appointment will be made commensurate with qualifications. Salary is competitive. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain extramural funding, establish a competitive research program, and participate in graduate education.
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About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.