Exciting Careers in Neuroscience
About P.A.I.N.S Lab
The P.A.I.N.S lab operates out of the Alberta Children’s Hospital, allowing for close interaction with patients, clinical teams and other researchers. The lab utilizes state-of-the-art lab equipment and is one of the few places in Canada to apply advanced neuroimaging techniques to study the effects of pain and anesthesia on the developing brain. As such, the P.A.I.N.S lab offers several unique opportunities for individuals interested in a neuroscience career or a career in neuroimaging. The lab promotes a highly collaborative and supportive environment with an exciting variability in the research. While some neuroscience labs in Calgary focus on specific populations, the P.AI.N.S lab researches pediatric pain management from infancy to adulthood.
Areas of Focus
The P.A.I.N.S lab uses state-of-the-art lab equipment and neuroimaging techniques, including diffusion tensor imaging, to advance the field of pediatric pain.
The P.A.I.N.S lab endorses an environment of collaboration and support. We conduct highly interdisciplinary research and prioritize the training of the next generation of clinical scientists.
Our location at the Alberta Children’s Hospital facilitates interaction with patients, clinical teams and researchers to inform evidence-based clinical care.
Begin Your Neuroscience
Career With The P.A.I.N.S Lab
We’re looking for talented trainees and staff to join our team who are passionate and committed to exploring the impact of pain and anesthesia on the developing brain. Together, we can have a significant impact on clinical care, and develop effective, evidence-based, targeted interventions to improve the long-term outcomes of infants, children, and youth struggling with pain. A career in developmental neuroscience is exciting and fulfilling, and a partnership with the P.A.I.N.S lab will help you to achieve your dreams of a meaningful career in clinical research.
Features of the Lab
Welcome to Calgary
The Perfect Place to Expand
Your Neuroscience Career
Calgary, Alberta Canada offers a rich history, a beautiful setting, and an exciting culture for students interested in a neuroscience career. Tourists, academics, and other visitors come from around the world to experience the remarkable Rocky Mountains, silhouetted behind Calgary’s stunning city skyline. The P.A.I.N.S lab is located at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, a family-centered care facility that was designed by the people who use the building the most — kids, families, physicians, and staff. The colourful LEGO-inspired building is something of a landmark in the city. Trainees of the P.A.I.N.S lab will also have access to the clinical and research purpose-built space in the Vi Riddell Children’s Pain & Rehabilitation Centre. In addition to administering care for over 100,000 kids each year, the hospital also provides several opportunities for neuroscience jobs, neuroimaging jobs, and countless positions for other clinical and research personnel. Join the P.A.I.N.S lab and discover everything this amazing city has to offer.