Open Positions

Studies of Pain Mechanisms and Circuits

Postdoctoral position is available to study pain mechanisms and neural circuits in vitro and in vivo. We are focused on the dorsal horn, the major site of integration for somatosensory information from the periphery and brain. Our laboratory uses cutting-edge techniques such as chemogenetics, optogenetics and monosynaptic rabies circuit mapping strategies as well as two-photon and confocal microscopy.

The Position requires a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology or related field within the past 0-2 years as well as enthusiasm for high quality science and good communication skills. Patch clamp electrophysiology experience is a plus.

The laboratory is located in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Brain Institute, the Department of Neurobiology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. The lab is part of a large, vibrant, multidisciplinary and internationally recognized neuroscience community that includes Carnegie Mellon.

Pittsburgh is a fun, modern and attractive city that offers numerous cultural and sports activities as well as a truly affordable lifestyle. It is consistently rated Most Livable City in the US by the Economist and Forbes Magazine.

Please send your CV and brief description of your career goals and research experience to rpseal@pitt.edu

Studies of Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease

Postdoctoral position is available to study mechanisms of striatal plasticity that underly motor impairment in Parkinson's disease in vitro and in vivo. We are focused on identifying novel forms of plasticity that correct the motor impairments in Parkinson's disease. Our laboratory uses cutting-edge techniques such as chemogenetics, optogenetics with behavior and electrophysiology as well as morphological analysis with two-photon and confocal microscopy.

The Position requires a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology or related field within the past 0-2 years as well as enthusiasm for high quality science and good communication skills. Patch clamp electrophysiology experience is a plus.

The laboratory is located in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Brain Institute, the Department of Neurobiology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. The lab is part of a large, vibrant, multidisciplinary and internationally recognized neuroscience community that includes Carnegie Mellon.

Pittsburgh is a fun, modern and attractive city that offers numerous cultural and sports activities as well as a truly affordable lifestyle. It is consistently rated Most Livable City in the US by the Economist and Forbes Magazine.

Please send your CV and brief description of your career goals and research experience to rpseal@pitt.edu