Postdoctoral positions open at Washington University in St. Louis

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen at Center for the Study of Itch, Washington University School of Medicine, to study molecular and neuronal basis of somatosensations. The projects will include studies of neural circuits of itch and pain sensations using molecular, genetic and optogenetic tools in mice. The candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree and extensive experience in one of the following areas: molecular biology, GPCRs and/or neuroanatomy, neuroscience, pain.  Please send the application to


One postdoctoral position will be available in the laboratory of Dr. Qin Liu at Center for the study of itch, Washington University in St. Louis. The lab employs mouse genetic tools combined with molecular, physiological and behavioral methods to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of itch sensation.  More information is available at

          Ph.D. in neuroscience or biology in a relevant field is required.  Expertise in molecular and cellular neuroscience and/or electrophysiological recording is desirable.   Successful candidate is expected to be self-motivated, hard working, and a critical thinker.  Please submit your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references to Qin Liu (  The successful candidate will be paid according to the NIH postdoctoral pay scale and will receive the Washington University postdoctoral benefit package.