IASP eNewsletter - Jun 2014


Chief, Division of Pain Medicine

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), a private, independent academic institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, invites applications and nominations for the Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine. The successful candidate will lead a combined multidisciplinary division that provides care to all components of the pain medicine community at the local, regional and national level and is expected to contribute to the advancement of pain medicine in the area of patient care, education and research.

The Chief of Pain Medicine will join an Anesthesiology Department that is providing cutting-edge care of the highest quality and safety to patients in the Southeast Wisconsin region. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, the Chief of Pain Medicine has oversight of the Pain Management Center. The Chief will lead the Division and provide administrative oversight of the Pain Management Center’s services, training programs, research initiatives, budget, and resource allocation. This individual will play a critical role in managing and growing the volume of a highly regarded clinic in the community. This position requires an outstanding clinician and academician with proven administrative skills to lead a multidisciplinary team in all facets of pain medicine. The successful candidate must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin and be board certified in pain medicine or have equivalent qualifications in compliance with the MCW credentialing processes.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Correspondence and applications, which should include a curriculum vita and a letter of interest describing qualifications for the position, should be submitted through the web to search consultant Denise O’Grady Gaffney.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Post-Doctorate Fellowship

Pain and Analgesia: molecular mechanisms of new therapeutic drugs and targets

The main goal of this project is to evaluate the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in pain and analgesia, using, when appropriate, substances derived from animal venoms as tools for such characterization Candidates should have experience with in vitro assays to evaluate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain and analgesia, for example, techniques such as RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, adhesion, patch clamp and invasion assays for 2D and 3D in vitro assays, applied to neuronal tissue or cell culture. Prior experience with in vivo behavior assays to evaluate pain is also desirable.

PD Fellowships are granted for 24 months and can be renewed for 12 months. The Post-Doctorate fellowship includes a monthly stipend and research contingency funds:

a) The stipend is ± Annual = USD 32,910.00;

b) The Research Contingency Funds are intended for use in activities strictly related to the fellowship research project. The funds are equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship. The fellowship demands full time dedication to the research project.

c) Installation financial assistance, comprising:

- One (1) additional monthly fee to be paid along with the first month of the fellowship;

- Transportation costs, if any displacement by distance exceeding 350 km - http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427.

Candidates must send, until July 10, 2014, curriculum vitae, names of three references and a cover letter describing research interests and accomplishments to Dr. Yara Cury (yara.cury@butantan.gov.br), cc. paula.melcop@butantan.gov.br. Grant 2013/07467-1, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)