The Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science (PTSS) at the University of Maryland School of Nursing invites applications for a full-time post-doctoral fellowship to join our National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) P30-funded Omics Associated with Self-Management Interventions for Symptoms (OASIS) Center. We seek an outstanding nurse scientist trainee with passion and enthusiasm for developing a robust program of research in the area of omics (e.g., genetics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, epigenomics, proteomics, others) mechanisms associated with chronic pain. The PTSS department has a vibrant and collaborative group of pain and symptom scientists who apply cutting edge methods in basic, translational and clinical research. In addition, faculty and trainees in the PTSS department are members of the interdisciplinary campus-wide Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research (CACPR), co-led by Drs. Susan G. Dorsey and Joel D. Greenspan. The CACPR offers the successful candidate the opportunity to collaborate with pain researchers from the schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law and Social Work. The CACPR hosts bi-weekly pain interest group seminars and annual symposia on a variety of chronic pain topics. There are ample opportunities to train in areas of programmatic strength (descending pain modulation, spinal dorsal horn physiology, comorbid pain conditions, temporomandibular disorder, placebo/nocebo mechanisms, visceral pain, complementary and alternative approaches to pain management, spinal cord injury pain) and methodological strength (genetic and genomic bioinformatics analyses, quantitative sensory testing, rodent nocifensive and behavioral testing, electrophysiology, brain imaging, EEG, RNA/DNA sequencing and microarray).The UMSON is part of the University of Maryland graduate professional campus that also includes the schools of medicine, dentistry, social work, pharmacy and law, and is one of the fastest growing biomedical research centers in the nation. The unique composition of the campus enables health professionals to address clinical care, public policy and social issues through inter-professional research, scholarship, teaching and community action. Its location in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Annapolis triangle maximizes opportunities for collaboration with government agencies, health care institutions and life sciences industries.Candidates for this position should hold a PhD in nursing (RN preferred) or a related field, have strong motivation to develop an independent research career, and excellent dissemination skills (oral and written).
Doctoral degree (PhD) in nursing (preferred) or related field requiredEvidence of scholarly achievement in terms of data-based publications, extramural funding for pre-doctoral research training and regional or national research presentationsEligibility for appointment at the rank of post-doctoral fellow
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