A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Professor Shinghua Ding at Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, the University of Missouri-Columbia. The candidate will investigate the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in neural diseases including stroke using both in vitro model of primary cultured neurons and glial cells and in vivo mouse model.The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions with a reputation of excellence in teaching and research. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references to Shinghua Ding:
Shinghua Ding, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP)
University of Missouri - Columbia
134 Research Park Drive Columbia, MO 65211 Tel: (573) 884-2489
Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree (preferably a recently received degree) in neuroscience, neurobiology, physiology, cell/molecular biology, or a related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and capabilities to work independently and in a team are necessary. A successful candidate should possess interdisciplinary experimental skills to conduct research using cell and animal models. Specifically, a candidate should have skills in:
(1) Molecular and cellular neurobiology: sub-cloning, RT-PCR, primary neuronal and glia cell cultures, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, Western blot, cell-and brain-tissue based neuronal death assays.
(2) Neurophysiology: Live cell and/or in vivo two-photon fluorescent imaging, mouse handling and surgical procedures, electrophysiological recording of neuronal activity.
Additional Salary Information: with additional benefit