An interest in working with human experimental pain models or neurophysiological techniques to conduct research that will allow for a better understanding of human pain neuroplasticity is vital. CNAP is particularly interested in recruiting candidates with expertise in human experimental pain research methodologies to include advanced quantitative sensory testing or electrophysiological techniques (e.g. EEG, TMS, rTMS, HD-tDCS).
A high proficiency in oral and written English is required (English is our working language). Positions include an attractive salary with health insurance, experimental running costs, a well-equipped office and laboratory facilities. CNAP also provides assistance to relocate to Aalborg, Denmark. Please find more information about working at Aalborg University and living in Denmark at the homepage of Aalborg University’s International Staff Unit: www.isu.aau.dk
Post-doc positions available at CNAP. Deadline April 16 2023.
We currently have an opening for two post-doc researchers at CNAP. See below for further info and here for the full vacancy notices. Please, send your application by April 16, 2023.
Post-doc on cortical changes in pain conditions
You will work with encephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation, and transcranial electrical brain stimulation to study and modulate the brain activity in clinical and experimental pain conditions. Your research will help us understand the involved mechanisms when pain becomes chronic. Training will be provided in all methodologies but prior experience with EEG and related signal analysis (e.g. source localization, evoked potentials, connectivity) is a prerequisite. You will be affiliated to the Pain and Motor System Plasticity team at CNAP.
Post-doc on the role of ion channels in painful peripheral neuropathy
You will work on a project aimed at elucidating the role of specific ion channel subtypes in the development of chronic pain associated with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy. The project will involve the use of perception threshold tracking to assess the excitability of cutaneous nerve fibers in healthy human subjects and investigate how topical application of specific sodium channel antagonists will alter the excitability. You will be responsible for designing and conducting experiments to investigate the questions raised in this project, including whether the excitability changes caused by specific ion channel antagonists can be assessed by perception threshold tracking, whether this can enable an understanding of excitability changes caused by chemotherapy or diabetes and why these sometimes are perceived as painful. You will be affiliated to the Integrative Neuroscience team at CNAP.
Short and long-term postdoctoral positions at CNAP
Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in neuroscience, pharmacology, biomedical engineering, medicine or a related field and may seek their first or subsequent postdoctoral position.