CNAP is a basic research Center of Excellence established by the Danish National Research Foundation at SMI® - Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark.
CNAP offers: A PhD stipend and a Post-Doc position to explore neuroplasticity in the context of similarities/difference between pain and itch. The PhD stipend/Post-Doc position includes a competitive salary including health insurance, experimental running costs, and well-equipped office and laboratory facilities. The CNAP PhD/Post-Doc will join an inspiring, enriching, and productive cross-disciplinary research center including staff with internationally recognized track records. Approximately 50% of CNAP staff originates from outside Denmark. CNAP recruits highly qualified and committed candidates worldwide who demonstrate great research potential. CNAP provides assistance to relocate to Aalborg, Denmark.
CNAP background: When an injury results in acute pain, the nervous system undergoes an adaptive neuroplastic response resulting in an increase in sensitivity. This adaptive response is thought to help protect the body from further injury. However, pain that continues after an injury has resolved may be due to maladaptive neuroplasticity. In contrast, other types of neuroplasticity enable the nervous system to cope with challenges such as maladaptive pain neuroplasticity to help returning to a pain-free state. The scope of CNAP is to apply advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms to study basic and novel aspects of human neuroplasticity in response to pain. The aim is likewise to explore parallel neuroplasticity between pain and itch pathways.
You may obtain further information at http://www.cnap.hst.aau.dk or from Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen, DMSc, Ph.D.: LAN@hst.aau.dk alternative from Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, DMSc, Ph.D.: email@example.com
CNAP requests: The candidate for a CNAP PhD/Post-Doc holds a master degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine or equivalent with the prospect of pursuing studies on human neuroplasticity utilizing quantitative pain/itch assessment tools and biomarkers. Translational animal studies, human experimental and clinical studies that aim to improve the understanding of human pain and itch neuroplasticity are research fields within the scope of CNAP. Therefore, applicants should preferably have an insight into basic pain mechanisms and their clinical impact. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Good dissemination skills are important.
About Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Aalborg University, Denmark
CNAP is a research Center-of-Excellence established by the Danish National Research Foundation at SMI - Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark.
CNAP apply a basic research approach where new advanced biomedical provocation and probing platforms will be discovered and applied to study novel aspects of the human pain neuroplasticity.