Posting Number PG190453PD
Position Number 00108580
Position Type Post Doc
Department ID 195001 - Dept of Clinical Sciences
Department 195001 - Dept of Clinical Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties
The Department of Clinical Sciences is dedicated to excellence in educating
and training veterinarians and comparative biomedical scientists, furthering
health care and wellness through discovery and clinical research, providing
outstanding and compassionate medical care to a diverse range of animal
patients, effectively engaging the animal-owning public, government and
industry partners, and providing leadership in integrating biomedical sciences
to advance One Health.
North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a
dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and
veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the
cellular level through entire ecosystems.
The college is committed to practicing inclusivity, making community a
priority and promoting innovation. We embrace effective leadership and we
champion personal and professional growth.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Translational Research in Pain (TRiP) Program is a translational and
basic pain research lab at North Carolina State University that studies both:
(1) mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain, and (2) therapeutics for
A postdoctoral research scholar position is immediately available. This 4/5-yr
project involves work with 3 species (mouse, rat and dog). The work is
centered on understanding the utility of targeting VEGF receptors for the
management of osteoarthritis and osteoarthritis pain. Our central hypothesis
is that targeting both VEGF-1 and VEGF-2 simultaneously elicits dual function:
(i) immediate symptom alleviation and (ii) inhibition of cartilage tissue
degeneration. Thus, both disease progression and pain are halted. This
hypothesis will be rigorously tested using: 1) Different types of target
inhibitors – mAbs and small molecules; 2) Two different mouse and rat OA
models, and two different dog OA models (including client-owned pet dogs with
osteoarthritis). The project involves behavioral assays of pain, function and
movement in all species; benchtop molecular biology assays (e.g., qPCR,
Western blot, immunohistochemistry, Ca2+ imaging, in-situ hybridization);
histology. This will be a two-year minimum position.
Our group has strong connections and collaborations with pain researchers at
UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University.
The selected candidate will work under the direct guidance of Dr. Duncan
Lascelles, a translational pain researcher, veterinarian and Specialist in
Small Animal Surgery. The selected candidate will work with a technician
dedicated to the project. Other team members include 2-3 graduate students; 2
Veterinarian Research Assistants; 2 Research Specialist Technicians;
undergraduate students. Close on-site faculty collaborators include Drs.
Santosh Mishra (neurobiologist and itch researcher with particular expertise
in mouse modeling), Margaret Gruen (veterinarian, Specialist in Behavior,
pain researcher) and Mike Nolan (Radiation Oncologist and cancer/pain
researcher). We hope you will consider joining us!
The postdoctoral associate will be expected to carry out independent work,
make presentations regarding his/her research, to publish their research
results in peer-reviewed journals, to participate in grant proposal
preparation, and to interact with other faculty, postdoctoral associates, and
graduate students at the University level and across collaborating
institutions of the project. All aspects of work will be closely mentored with
the goal of transitioning the incumbent to be an independently funded
researcher in the area of pain.
Some Laboratory Manager duties (organizing lab meetings; ordering; equipment
repair and maintenance)
Work Schedule Variable but typically M-F 8 hours/day
Department Required Skills
Strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills; strong
communication skills; strong work ethic.
Experience with basic benchtop molecular biology assays (e.g., qPCR, Western
Experience with behavioral assays in mice and rats
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Experience working with dogs preferred
Previous grant writing experience preferred
Experience in behavioral pain research.
Experience in molecular pain research.
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required? No
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Anticipated Hiring Range $55,000 - $60,000
If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many
Job Open Date 06/10/2021
Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/145302
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the
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is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to
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Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet
qualifications and receive credit.
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