POSTDOC at Washington University School of Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology and Washington University Pain Center seeks an Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a trained behavioral pharmacologist and biochemist/molecular biologist to study mechanisms underlying opioid dependence and to examine the interaction between pain and opioid misuse (see Fakira et al., 2014 Biological Psychiatry; Portugal et al., 2014 Journal of Neuroscience;  Hipolito et al., 2015 Journal of Neuroscience; Fakira et al., 2016 Neuropsychopharmacology). The laboratory integrates the study of the molecular and cellular changes induced by drugs of abuse using a combination of state-of-art behavioral, optogenetics, chemogenetics approaches in combination with electrophysiological analyses. For more details see lab web page (

Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology or biomedical sciences. Experience with behavioral pharmacology expertise, opto/chemogenetics, molecular biology, biochemical techniques is required. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and be willing to collaborate with the groups of Dr Rob Gereau and Michael Bruchas at the Department of Anesthesiology. Interested candidates should also forward their CV and names of 3 references to: Jose A. Morón Concepción, PhD, Associate Professor, Depts of Anesthesiology & Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine, E-mail: