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 Postdoc in Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanotransduction and Pain


The Stucky laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with significant molecular biology experience. Valued skills include knowledge and experience with qPCR, microarrays, RNAseq, cloning, and transgenic animal generation. In turn, the postdoctoral fellow will have an opportunity to become an expert in electrophysiology by learning teased fiber recordings, patch clamp recordings, as well as calcium imaging techniques. Ongoing projects in the lab include mechanisms underlying mechanotransduction in sensory neurons and keratinocytes, inflammatory hypersensitivity, sickle cell disease pain, Crohn’s disease pain and mechanisms of pain in aging.  Projects utilize a variety of resources to probe mechanisms of somatosensation, such as conditional transgenic lines, retrograde tracing and optogenetics. Qualified applicants should have a recently obtained Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, immunology, cell biology or physiology.  US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required. Interest in writing independent grant applications and prior writing experience is favorable.

Please contact Dr. Stucky at and include your CV and brief description of your research experience, interests and goals.  The Stucky lab website is


Cheryl L. Stucky, Ph.D.
Dept. Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Tel: 414-955-8373
Fax: 414-955-6517
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