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Postdoctoral Position; Pain in Spinal Cord Injury

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Position; Pain in Spinal Cord Injury
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Neurological Surgery
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Postdoctoral Position
Pain in Spinal Cord Injury

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute (SNRI), Indianapolis
Indiana University
School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Armin Blesch in the Department of Neurological Surgery ( to study the role of neuronal plasticity and activity in the development and maintenance of central neuropathic pain in mouse models of spinal cord injury.

Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. Candidates are expected to start mid 2018. Review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae including previous research experience and list of publications and addresses of three references.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates who just finished their degree in neuroscience or related field, or already have postdoctoral experience are welcome to apply. Successful candidates should be able to perform self-directed work, possess excellent collaborative skills and demonstrated experience in oral and written communication. Expertise in animal models of spinal cord injury, mechanisms of pain, or transgenic mouse models would be advantageous.

Department Contact for Questions

Armin Blesch, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University, School of Medicine
320 W. 15th St., Rm 500B
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002802016

Supplemental Questions

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  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3