Postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, in the laboratory of Dr. Jian Wang.
We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic, independent, and career-oriented research fellows with a PhD in neuroscience and/or immunology. Strong cellular/molecular biology and neuroscience and/or immunology training is required. Candidates must have first author publications and proven research ability in the following areas: primary cell culture (neurons, astrocytes, oligodentrocytes, microglia, or macrophages), cell-cell interactions, FACS, neural stem cell culture, neurogenesis and angiogenesis, white matter injury, neurobehavioral testing, and small animal surgery. Other lab experience is helpful but not required: brain slice cultures, microRNA, exosomes, red blood cells, bone marrow transplantation, electron microscope, and brain imaging (MRI, PET, or bioluminescence). A successful candidate should possess interdisciplinary lab skills, have good English and communication skills, be able to submit individual training grants and supervise junior lab members, and perform team-oriented as well as independent work. We offer multifaceted scientific projects, a place in a committed team, and strong scientific collaborations. We have an outstanding record in helping trainees obtain postdoctoral fellowship and helping junior faculty obtain career development award. NIH funding for the position with a minimum of a 2-year appointment is currently available.
Lab interests: 1) neurovascular inflammation and glial/macrophage function; 2) cell death pathways; 3) neurogenesis/synaptogenesis/angiogenesis. The research projects of our team focus on these targets with the primary goals of discovering new therapeutic strategies for intracerebral hemorrhage or traumatic brain injury and elucidating the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms.
Individuals who are interested should send a detailed CV, a brief statement of research plan, interests, and skills, and the names of three references to Dr. Jian Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Wang will be available at the 2017 SfN meeting, for possible interviews.
Summary: Significant neuroscience and/or immunology experience with strong publication record is required.