The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is a joint medical faculty, which serves both Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. As one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with an important history, it plays a leading role in research, teaching and clinical care. The Charité university hospital has also made a name for itself as a modern business with certifications in the medical, clinical and management fields.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Field of application Experimental Anaesthesiology Campus: Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin
We are seeking candidates with enthusiasm and interest in mechanisms of pain and opioid pharmacology. We perform translational research on inflammatory and neuropathic pain and its control by G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) and neuro-immune interactions (J Clin Invest 2009;119:278-86; EMBO Mol Med 2013;5:1263-77; Pain 2014;155:2056–62; eLife 2017;6:e27081; Science 2017;355:966-9; Sci Rep 2018;8:8965). The successful candidate will participate in collaborative projects on post-endocytotic GPCR signaling (with New York University) and on conformational dynamics of opioid receptors and intracellular signaling (with Zuse Institute Berlin; Max-Delbrück Centrum; DFG Excellence Cluster Math+; Berlin Institute of Health).
Experience in molecular biology, mutagenesis, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), binding and/or electrophysiological techniques is desirable. The candidate will benefit from a vibrant scientific environment and modern core facilities including access to high-speed supercomputers, fluorescence-based, electrophysiological and behavioral methods. For further information, please visit our web-site (https://experimentelle-anaesthesiologie.charite.de/en/).
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in pharmacology, biology, neuroscience or related fields. Strong research motivation, productivity, the ability to work both independently and as a team member, and proficiency in English language are critical.
Habilitation is seen as a Qualification goal.