Position Summary
Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the lab of Dr. Amynah Pradhan in the Center for Clinical Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Our lab studies the pathophysiology of migraine and related headache disorders. We have a special interest in understanding the role of opioid receptors in migraine and identifying novel therapeutic targets for this disorder. Related projects in the lab include the development of novel therapies for opioid use disorder. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn and apply molecular, genetic, physiological, and behavioral tools to study mechanisms of pain/headache chronification and addiction.


Washington University School of Medicine offers a highly collaborative, state of the art training and research environment in neuroscience and the biomedical sciences. Washington University has a very active and highly regarded neuroscience community, and is an excellent training environment for postdoctoral fellows.
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in the biological sciences, or in related disciplines.

  • Prior experience in working with rodents, and a broad understanding in neuroscience, is strongly preferred.


Working Conditions
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.


Salary Range
Base pay is commensurate with experience.


Applicant Special Instructions
Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, and the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Amynah Pradhan at amynah(at)wustl.edu