A postdoctoral scholar "postdoc" is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary and defined period, typically less than 5 years, of mentored research and/or advanced scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his/her choosing. Performs research under the supervision and mentorship of a more senior researcher, often called the postdoctoral advisor.
This role will investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of neurological diseases and disorders such as stroke, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and identify novel therapeutic targets for these devastating diseases with a focus on the role of epigenetic regulation and microRNAs, and on protein regulation and degradation such as ubiquitination and autophagy.
This lab within the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is a brand-new laboratory supported by start-up funds as well as extramural research grants. The lab space is newly renovated and consists of culture work, molecular work and animal work spaces. The Department also has the facilities and fully support all research activities in the laboratory. The facilities provide resources to utilize a variety of approaches including confocal biomedical imaging, flow cytometry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, vivarium, behavioral studies and animal surgery.
Ideal candidate should be highly self-motivated and be able to lead a research project. The candidate is expected to participate in writing manuscripts and scientific reports. The candidate should be able to design, execute and troubleshoot experiments and to analyze and interpret results independently.
Please note, this position is Grant Funded.
This position will work Monday to Friday, 8am-4:30pm, depending upon research needs position may require evening, holiday, and weekend work.
Doctorate Degree in neuroscience or related field;
1-3 years' experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Strong background on disorders of the CNS;
Hands-on experience on advanced biochemistry, molecular and cell biology techniques with a variety of in vitro and in vivo models of neurological disorders and disease;
Previous experience in primary neuronal cell and cell line culture;
Previous experience in rodent surgery and/or genetically engineered animal models;
Previous experience in surgical global ischemia model (4-vessel occlusion) and/or MCAO model;
Strong experience with a confocal microscopy and imaging analysis;
Experience with GWAS, behavioral studies, or electrophysiology is a plus;
Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 25-49% (up to 30 lbs.)
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Work with animals: Yes
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