Postdoctoral positions open at Washington University Center for the Study of Itch


Outstanding and highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellow positions at Center for the Study of Itch (CSI) .  Candidates are expected to participate in innovative research programs focusing on molecular and neuronal mechanisms of itch sensation.  Candidates with the following experience/expertise are preferred:  using biochemical and molecular approaches to investigate GPCR signaling; using behavioral, electrophysiological and pharmacological approaches to study pain; using genetics and molecular biology to study neural circuits. Ideal candidate should have obtained his/her Ph.D. and/or M.D. within three years.  Please submit a curriculum vitae and three reference letters to Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen at, or Center for the Study of Itch, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, U.S.A.  



Post-Doctoral or Physician Scientist Research Position

Outstanding MD and MD/PhD board-eligible or board-certified dermatologists are invited to apply for a post-doctoral or Physician Scientist position with the potential for a faculty appointment as part of a newly established multidisciplinary Center for the Study of Itch. Candidates will be establishing a disease-focused clinical practice (patients with pruritus) while working with innovative researchers who have determined neurocutaneous pathways specific to itch. Areas of potential scientific investigation include the development of animal models, potential mechanisms of pathway blockade and translation to clinical practice. The primary appointment is in the Division of Dermatology, with a possibility for a joint appointment in another discipline. The Center has been jointly developed with the Department of Anesthesiology with a focus upon interdisciplinary studies of mechanisms of itch and its effective treatment. Candidates with strong interests in the study of neurocutaneous biology and cutaneous diseases where pruritus is significant component are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit:

  • a CV
  • a statement of research experience
  • future plans
  • three reference letters sent to Pamela Gassner

Please send all materials to:

Pamela Gassner
Division Administrator, Division of Dermatology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110, U.S.A.