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Graduate student opportunities - Queen's University / Pain Chronobiology & Neuroimmunology Lab

Province: Kingston, Ontario
Position: Graduate student opportunities
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Posted: September 21, 2020

Job Description / Duties

Our lab is seeking applications from outstanding candidates interested in pursuing PhD studies in neuroimmunology and pain physiology. We use animal models of postsurgical pain, chronic neuropathy, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and Lyme disease, and also studies changes in people living with chronic pain. Current projects include:
• Neuro-immune control of dendritic cell activation in post-operative pain
• Peripheral and central neuroinflammation in chronic Lyme disease pain
• Identifying biomarkers of chronic low back pain using RNA-Seq

Projects in our lab seek to dissect mechanisms underlying interactions between the nervous and immune systems, with a focus on pain. All PhD projects will span clinical (human) and preclinical (mouse) studies, and will use a wide spectrum of approaches, including animal behavior, micro-surgery, molecular biology (flow cytometry, RNA/protein work, immunofluorescence, cell culture), and genetically-modified mouse models.

Please visit ghasemloulab.ca for an overview of the lab.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Self-motivated individuals with background (BSc, MSc) in a relevant field (neurosciences, immunology, circadian biology, epidemiology) are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be creative, capable of working independently and in groups, and will be expected to analyze data and write manuscripts.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter, CV, transcripts, and names/contact details of at least one reference to Dr. Nader Ghasemlou at nader.ghasemlou@queensu.ca. Preference is given to Canadian residents/citizens.

Contact Information

Dr. Nader Ghasemlou: nader.ghasemlou@queensu.ca