The Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore invites applications for a full-time Post-doctoral position to join Dr. Luana Colloca's laboratory. Our research focuses on the mechanisms of placebo effects, pain genetics modulation. We combine approaches ranging from psychophysiology to brain mapping, from genetics to computational neuroscience exploring pain mechanisms in healthy subjects as well as patients suffering from chronic pain disorder. The successful applicant will be part of a vibrant research program focusing on the neurobiology of pain experience and pain modulatory systems. Collaboration with faculty in the department as well as with scientists/clinicians in other departments and the UMB Center for the Advancement of Chronic Pain Research (CACPR) is strongly encouraged. 


The candidate should have a strong background in neuroscience and/or psychology with a record of successful publications in the field of pain, genetics brain mapping (EEG, and fMRI) and/or computational neuroscience. Preference will be given for applicants with the following experience: 1)familiarity with running pain fMRI studies; 2) analysis of fMRI and EEG data; and 3)Programming skills in Matlab and fMRI analysis software. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following NIH guidelines. For consideration, please provide a cover letter, CV, statement of research and career objectives, and contact information for three references (all in one file)