Job Openings

#1: Saloman Lab

Peripheral Neurobiology Lab

Exciting opportunities for motivated individuals to join the Saloman Lab and investigate the neural circuitry and neuro-immune crosstalk underlying pain and carcinogenesis. For more information: click here.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a background in biology including neuroscience, immunology, and/or oncology. The Saloman lab is in the Department of Medicine and is affiliated with Center for Neuroscience, Hillman Cancer Center, and Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with an interdisciplinary team of individuals and develop a wide range of technical skills.

Academic Positions:
– Students
– Postdocs/Research Associates

Staff or Temporary Positions:
– Research Technician
– Mouse Behavior Specialist

If you are interested in joining the lab, please send your CV/resume to Dr. Jami Saloman (

#2: Taylor Lab

The Neurobiology 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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#3: Seal Lab

Neurocircuitry of Persistent 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.

Academic Positions:
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,

Staff or Temporary Positions (Posted January 2021):

Lab Technician- Mouse Behavior- Department of Neurobiology- PCPR

The Seal laboratory studies the neural circuits for pain and touch. We are seeking a technician skilled in performing common behavioral or reflexive assays such as von Frey, cotton swab and Hargreaves as well as conditioned place preference and aversion.

Position is part- or full-time.

The laboratory is located in the BST3 on the 6th floor near the DLAR Barrier where the animals are housed.

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV/resume to Dr. Rebecca Seal (

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