A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Abdul Muneer at the Neuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center, Edison, New Jersey. We are seeking a talented, driven and intellectually curious individual to study the molecular mechanisms behind the constraints in neuronal regeneration in CNS injuries such as traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, and to develop effective therapeutic strategies to enhance recovery from these neurological disorders. We utilize in vivo (rodent) and in vitro models of TBI and various experimental approaches including vector mediated gene transfer to the brain, survival animal surgeries, in vitro stretch injury and a wide array of cellular and molecular methodologies including western blot, immunohisto/cytochemistry, qPCR, ELISA and gene knockdown/knockout. The applicant is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently. S/he should be able to write technical reports, manuscripts, and related materials independently for conference presentations and journal publications. Accurate record keeping and attention to detail are exceedingly important.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field. Training in molecular neurobiology is desirable. Candidates are expected to have a strong background and demonstrated experience working with experimental rodent models and mammalian cell culture. Experience in rodent surgery (especially stereotactic surgery, perfusion etc), western blotting, histology, immunohisto/cytochemistry, ELISA, qPCR, and gene transfer are desired.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Abdul Muneer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience will be provided. JFK is an Equal Opportunity employer.
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