Welcome to Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research!

Our goal is to further the understand of sensory processes through scientific interaction and collaboration.

Available PCPR Job Positions:

The Kolber Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences and Chronic Pain Research Consortium at Duquesne University is soliciting applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate with training in electrophysiology (extracellular recording or related), behavior, optogenetics, and physiology.  Send CV to Ben Kolber via kolberb@duq.edu.

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Exciting opportunity for a motivated postdoctoral associate to join the Seal lab studying spinal pain circuits and developing novel viral therapies based on your discoveries. The successful candidate will perform patch clamp electrophysiology with channelrhodopsin stimulation and viral monosynaptic tracing to identify connectivity to major dorsal horn pain circuits.  Please send your CV with the names and contact info for three references to Dr. Rebecca Seal, rpseal@pitt.edu.

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What to look forward to:



Kathy Albers
Epithelial-neuronal communication
Brian Davis
Visceral Pain

Michael Gold
Peripheral mechanisms of pain

Howard Gutstein
Opioids and pain

Rick Koerber
Somatosensory information processing following injury
Sarah Ross
Neural circuits of itch and pain

Rebecca Seal
Neural circuits underlying touch and pain
Brad Taylor
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain