The Scherrer lab is accepting applications from outstanding individuals for open postdoctoral positions. Successful candidates will be investigating the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms underlying pain and its control by opioids, using a variety of techniques including cellular and molecular biology, mouse genetics, transcriptomics, neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, optogenetics, in vivo calcium imaging, and behavior. A strong background in the pain and opioid fields and/or expertise in the above mentioned techniques is necessary. In particular, we are looking for talented 1) neuroscientists with a computational/bioinformatics background and experience with single cell RNA-sequencing transcriptomic and/or calcium imaging data analysis, 2) electrophysiologists with experience with whole-cell recordings in spinal cord or brain slices, and 3) pain and opioid behavioral pharmacologists. The Scherrer laboratory is part of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute and Anesthesiology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Neurosurgery departments, providing a dynamic research environment and exceptional resources for training in the pain and opioid fields.