Postdoctoral Research Associate - noncoding RNAs and cerebral ischemia (stroke)
Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center
December 13, 2017
Edison, New Jersey
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher interested in studying gene expression regulation by noncoding RNAs in ischemic stroke. Our research focuses on understanding the roles and mechanisms by which long noncoding RNAs and microRNAs modulate transcriptional and post-transcriptional processes that influence pathophysiological outcomes in the injured cerebral cortex. We utilize rodent models, mammalian cell culture and a wide array of cellular and molecular methodologies such as microarray, next-gen sequencing, PCR, real-time PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, ChIP, FISH, gene knockdown, and bioinformatics. To learn more about our work, please visit: www.dharaplab.com
Proficiency in basic molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques is required. Experience with mouse/rat models of stroke, including middle cerebral artery occlusion surgery and intracranial stereotaxic injections is preferred but not required (training in these surgical techniques will be provided in the lab upon joining). Prior publications in the field of noncoding RNAs will be viewed upon very favorably.
Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and competitive benefits are provided.
Education and Training:
Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field is required.
Prior training in RIP, ChIP, RNAi screening, and microarray or next-generation sequencing methodologies is a plus.
Please email a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests (can be included as a paragraph in the email) and contact information for three references to: Dr. Ashutosh Dharap at firstname.lastname@example.org
JFK Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity employer.