The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to pursue unparalleled research in spinal cord injury. Since its inauguration in 1798, the University of Louisville has evolved into one of America’s finest academic institutions, a recognized force for excellence in education and innovation in research and scholarly activity.
At the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center our overall research goals are to understand the physiology and plasticity of the sensorimotor system in health and in patients with spinal cord and brain injury and to use that knowledge to develop new surrogate markers of recovery, new methods of injury prognostication and new therapies for spinal cord and brain injury. The primary function of this position is to conduct translational research studies using animal models for neurophysiological assessments and motor performance.
The main responsibilities will be to conduct spinal cord injury research targeting neuromuscular recovery. Additional responsibilities include: manuscript preparation of research findings, presentations at meetings, and preparing grants for submission. Preferred candidates will have experience in Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Biomechanics, and/or Kinesiology. A background in spinal cord injury research and experience with basic histology, immunohistochemistry, kinematics, neurograms, and/or imaging are beneficial.
The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center has basic and translational research taking place right alongside the best in clinical care at Frazier Rehab Institute.