Johns Hopkins Fellowship MAGUK Proteins in Neurotoxicity and Cognitive Development
Johns Hopkins Unive3rsity
February 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Focus is on the cell and molecular role of postsynaptic density and scaffolding proteins (MAGUK) in neurotoxicity during neuro-development causing long-term cognitive dysfunction. Pertinent to Anesthetic toxicity, austism spectrum disease and other alterations in neurodevelopment. Critical skills include productive background in cell and molecular neurobiology of the post-synaptic density, experience with MAGUK scaffolding protein function, protein-protein interaction, neural spine formation. Hippocampal slice and in vivo electrophysiology, confocal and fret imaging experience strongly desired. Send application letter, CV and contact information of three references to Roger Johns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PhD. and postdoc in Neuronal Cell Biology and Development
Familiarity of scaffolding proteins in the post synaptic density, protein-protein interactions, Neural network and neural spine formation.
Strong molecular biology skills.
Neurophysiology skills helpful.
Strong publication record
Excellence in English language
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be consistent with NIH guidelines.
Internal Number: 9712774
About Johns Hopkins Unive3rsity
Dr. Johns is a Professor of Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins University. His neuroscience interests include the role of molecular scaffolding proteins in the post-synaptic density in mediating neuroplasticity and synaptogenesis in the context of development of chronic pain and in the mechanism and toxicity of volatile anesthetics. Scientific approaches include molecular and cell biology, immunohistochemistry, neurophysiology, optogenetics, Cre-lox mediated regional gene expression and knockdown and behavioral studies.