Job ID: 98839

Postdoc fellow or Research Associate

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 November 2023

City: San Antionio

Country: United States

Institution: UTHSA



Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate Positions available to study Pain

Neurobiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio



The laboratory of Dr. Yu Shin Kim is seeking to fill two postdoc fellows and 2 research associate

positions to conduct research on basic, technically advanced and translational aspects of pain. The

positions will be available immediately and will be supported by NIH funding at UTHSCSA.

Research topics in the lab include:

1. Novel plasticity mechanism underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain

2. Mechanism of Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)

3. Mechanism of ongoing pain and evoked pain

4. Alcohol addiction mechanism: Alcohol withdrawal-induced headache

5. Novel receptor/ligand-induced migraine/headache mechanism

6. Peripheral inflammation-mediated Alzheimer’s disease or dementia mechanism

7. Discovery of Small molecule therapeutics to target chronic pain conditions

The lab will use following approaches to accomplish the goals, behavioral assessment of nociception

in rodents, fluorescence, multiphoton microscopy, in vivo imaging tools, immunohistochemistry, basic

molecular biology and protein biochemistry, and/or electrophysiology.

Candidates must have completed the requirements for the PhD degree or equivalent (neuroscience or

a related scientific discipline) by the time of beginning their fellowship. For Research Associate position,

BS degree or MS is acceptable. They should also have a strong record of biomedical research

accomplishment. Experience and training in electrophysiology is preferred but not required. Prior

experience in in vitro or in vivo time-lapse imaging will be appreciated.

In addition, the successful candidates for a position should display the following characteristics:

1) Strong motivation

2) Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team to carry out creative and

advanced pain research

3) Strong record-keeping skills

4) Ability to rationally design, execute, and interpret experiments

5) Willingness to work with experimental rodents

Applicants interested in the position should send their curriculum vitae, along with contact information

for three references, to Dr. Yu Shin Kim at Be sure to include the subject line:

Postdoc fellow or Research Associate Positions


Yu Shin Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Dentistry

UT Health San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive,

San Antonio, TX 78229



The UTHSCSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.