Washington University of St. Louis Anesthesiology Clinical Pain Research in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Anesthesiology Clinical Pain Research. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Simon Haroutounian at the Washington University Pain Center and the Department of Anesthesiology. The successful candidate will become part of a large multidisciplinary neuroscience community. This position is focused on developing and utilizing novel clinical trial methodology in pain, where by implementing psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics we aim for developing personalized approaches for the prevention and treatment of neuropathic pain.

Required Qualifications

A successful candidate should have a PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or a related field and/or clinical background (e.g. M.D., Pharm.D, Psy.D).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of pain processing and analgesic mechanisms.
  • Solid biostatistics skills and hands-on experience with QST or experimental pain models is a plus.
  • Creative thinking skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references to Dr. Simon Haroutounian at sharout@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Anesthesiology Clinical Pain Research - 40409

Job ID: 40409

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular