Job Openings

Taylor’s Lab

The Nuerobiology of Chronic Pain

The Taylor Laboratory is seeking to fill multiple positions with medical researchers that have demonstrated interest and adequate preparation to address important questions in the neurobiology of chronic pain and its control by endogenous receptor mechanisms/analgesic drugs using advanced methods in electrophysiology, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology to end the current epidemics of opioid addiction and chronic pain.

 Academic Positions

Candidates with US citizenship or permanent residence (green card) will be fully supported in their submission of early-career NIH grants. Please send a Cover Letter that briefly details career goals and prior research experience, CV, and three references to Dr. Bradley Taylor via email
– Postdoctoral applicants
– Assistant Research Professors

Staff or Temporary Positions
Please apply for staff or temporary positions through

-Laboratory Supervisor (Research IV)

-Research Specialist (Research II)

-Research Assistant

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Saloman Lab

The Saloman Laboratory is seeking to hire enthusiastic researchers to investigate the neurobiology or pain and cancer.  The lab routinely uses chemical, optical, surgical and genetic models to investigate mechanisms underlying visceral and somatic pain as well as tumorigenesis. For more information please apply through position #20003103.

Laboratory Technician
Med-Medicine – Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh – (20003365)

The University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Technician to work in the Saloman lab. The Lab uses both in vitro and in vivo animal models as well as clinical samples to conduct anatomical, behavioral, optogenetic, chemogenetic, Ca2+ imaging, flow cytometry, and standard cell/molecular studies to investigate the role of the peripheral nervous system in regulating homeostasis as well as pathological conditions. Currently, we are investigating signaling mechanisms that contribute to chronic pancreatitis pain. A second area of focus is the role of peripheral nerves and neuro-immune interactions that regulate tumorigenesis and cancer pain. The lab is looking to fill a position for a researcher with an interest and preparation to address important questions in the neurobiology of pain and cancer.

The successful candidate will have a baccalaureate in the fields of neuroscience, biology, or an equivalent field. The candidate will have the ability and desire to work with rodents on a daily basis including occasional evenings and/or weekends. The position requires a minimum commitment of two years. The research technician will work closely with the Principal Investigator and other members of the Pain and Cancer Centers.

He/She will gain an understanding and experience with animal (rodent) handling, histological procedures (e.g. immunolabeling), and basic cell/molecular techniques. Additional duties will include but are not limited to, laboratory maintenance, equipment testing/inspection, record keeping, and report preparation.

Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for a degree requirement. A degree in neuroscience or biology is preferred. Prior exposure to rodent handling is a plus. The incumbent must be comfortable working with rodents in pain and/or tumor-bearing.

The Univesity of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification Staff. Research.II
Campus Pittsburgh
Minimum Education Level Required Associate
Minimum Experience Level Required Less than 1 year experience
Work Schedule 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hiring Range 20,904.00-32,760.00
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances Not Applicable
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter

Seal’s Lab

Nuero circuitry of Presistant Pain

Exciting opportunity for a motivated Postdoc to join the Seal lab to identify the neural circuitry underlying persistent pain and to develop novel therapeutics.

The successful candidate will perform in vivo calcium imaging and optogenetic/ chemogenetic analysis to identify populations of brain, spinal cord and primary sensory neurons required for persistent pain. Patch clamp electrophysiology with channel rhodopsin stimulation and viral monosynaptic tracing will be used to map synaptic connectivity within these circuits and identify pain mechanisms. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop novel therapeutics related to this work.

The Seal Laboratory is in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Brian Institute, the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research, and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition. The successful candidate will have many opportunities to interact with faculty, postdocs, and graduate students within these associated groups and across the university as well as present work at local and international scientific meetings (e.g. Society for Neuroscience, American Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain).

As a member of the Seal laboratory, you will be part of a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, innovative thinking, teamwork and professional development.

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Physiology or equivalent with 0-3 years postdoc experience. Expertise in patch clamp electrophysiology preferred.

Please send your CV with the names and contact info for three references to Dr. Rebecca Seal,

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