Research Fellow in Physiology

Monash University



The Opportunity

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated patch-clamp slice electrophysiologist in the Pain Mechanisms Laboratory in the Department of Physiology. Our group investigates signalling changes that happen within pain circuits during the development of chronic pain. Our goal is to understand these pathological adaptations in order to discover new therapeutic targets and more effective analgesics.

The candidate's responsibilities: The successful candidate will be working on innovative research projects to identify pathological changes in nociceptive circuits and pharmacological modulation of signalling in rodent models of chronic pain. This role will investigate synaptic transmission and circuit activity using slice electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and optogenetics. Expertise in whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology is required. Experience with confocal imaging, brain and/or spinal cord slice preparation, stereotactic surgery and calcium imaging are desirable.

The candidate's attributes: Experience in patch clamp electrophysiology and enthusiasm and ability to work independently in a research environment.

The successful incumbent will have a doctoral qualification in neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology; or a related discipline from a recognised university or equivalent qualifications and research experience in the area.

Expertise in whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology is required. Experience with confocal imaging and slice preparation are desirable.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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Dr Wendy Imlach, Pain Mechanisms Lab head +61 3 9905 1210 

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