Postdoctoral fellow/Research Associate/Research Scientist positions are available in the laboratories of Dr. Yashar Kalani and Wynn Legon in the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.
The Kalani lab researches neurovascular conditions such as stroke, aneurysm and vascular malformations in animals and humans, including identification of RNA biomarkers and understanding neural stem cells and regeneration. Incumbents perform animal experiments and surgical procedures, provide animal care and handling, and collect data and samples, and assist in the management and operations of the lab. Preferred experience includes experience in stem cell research, biomarker discovery, and/or Next Generation Sequencing. Candidates may apply at http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82510 or send informal inquiries to YK6Z@virginia.edu.
The Legon lab researches non-invasive neuromodulation techniques in humans and animal preparations including transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Experience with the collection and analysis of fMRI, EEG or TMS data is required. Experience programming with MatLab and/or LabView is an asset. Experience or familiarity with Matlab toolboxes SPM or EEGLAB an asset. The candidate is expected to perform duties towards the research directives of the lab but will be allowed to pursue their own research interests so long as they fall under the broad purposes of the lab. The Legon lab uses and has access to 3T MRI, 64-channel EEG, TMS, tFUS. Candidates may apply at http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=82490 or send informal inquiries to WL8T@virginia.edu.
Candidates will have a doctoral degree in a field related to neuroscience and experience with neuroscience scientific research methods and statistical analyses, including the collection, analysis, and interpretation of statistical data.
Additional responsibilities include: manuscript preparation of research findings, literature and manuscript review, presentations at meetings, attending and presenting at seminars, mentoring of junior lab members and preparation of grants.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
About University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Virginia Health System’s Department of Neurosurgery combines innovative technology, world-renowned physicians and a team-based approach to diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the nervous system. We are Virginia’s foremost research center for disorders affecting the nervous system, with three significant wet labs within the department, translational collaborations with... our excellent departments of Neurology and Neurosciences, and a Neurosurgery clinical trial group that supports 30+ clinical trials at any one time.