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The Price Lab at UTD Center for Advanced Pain Studies seeks a Research Associate to work on NIH-funded projects examining factors that drive pain chronic pain in patients. The primary focus of this position will be computational neuroscience working with RNA sequencing data from human tissues.
Minimum Education and Experience
Ph.D in a related field.
Preferred Education and Experience
A Ph.D in neuroscience or pharmacology is preferred. Previous experience in pharmacology and/or physiology is required for the position. Previous experience in RNA sequencing data analysis is also required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The postdoctoral fellow will work with human dorsal root ganglion from organ donors and surgical patients and also conduct experiments in mice and rats where necessary. There will be ample opportunity for training in RNA sequencing analysis and pharmacological techniques in human cells and in animals.
The successful applicant will be expected to conduct experiments, write protocols and scientific papers and contribute to the training of undergraduate students working in our laboratory.
Work will be performed onsite and in-person.
What we have to offer:
UT Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We offer an employee-friendly work environment with a comprehensive benefit package including:
Medical insurance – including 100% paid employee medical coverage for full-time employees
Long and short-term disability
Retirement Plan Options
Paid time off
All UT Dallas employees have access to various professional development opportunities, including a membership to Academic Impressions, LinkedIn Learning, and UT Dallas Bright Leaders Program. About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world. A diversity of people, ideas and perspectives is crucial to our vision and mission. A charter member of SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change, UT Dallas is a place where members of the community are welcomed, treated fairly, and encouraged to their pursuit of excellence.
What You Should Know UT Dallas is ranked among the “Best of the Best Colleges” for LGBTQ Inclusion by Campus Pride. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts a variety of programs and leads initiatives toward efforts to cultivate a culture of equity and belonging for all members of the campus community. “LilyPad” lactation facilities are located throughout campus for private use by nursing parents. The University currently supports nine Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that are communities of faculty and staff from various identities along with advocates and allies (e.g., Black Faculty and Staff Alliance, Universal Access ERG, Military and Veteran ERG). The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to providing an educational, living and working environment that is welcoming, respectful and inclusive of all members of the university community. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Visit https://institutional-initiatives.utdallas.edu/ for more information.
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
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