We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral fellow to join the Stirling lab at Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Our research investigates molecular mechanisms of secondary white matter degeneration following CNS trauma. The applicant must have a demonstrated background in animal models of trauma and/or CNS disease and be familiar with murine microsurgery, in vivo imaging (two photon microscopy experience is a strong asset), electrophysiology, calcium imaging, molecular, and cellular techniques. Applicants must have a PhD (preferably within the last 2-3 years) or about to obtain a PhD in a related field (e.g. Neuroscience, Immunology, Cancer), and be eligible for funding. This position will require excellent oral and verbal communication skills, critical thinking, the ability to conduct independent research, and a passion for basic and translational research.
The Stirling Laboratory of Advanced Optical Imaging within KSCIRC utilizes "state of the art" nonlinear live imaging (i.e., two photon, two photon spectral, SHG) to interrogate mechanisms of white matter injury and the role of microglia and immune subsets in this process. Our lab is very committed to advancing the career aspirations of trainees in academia, and together with other KSCIRC PIs, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, provides a rich and vibrant research environment.
Trainees also have access to KSCIRC core facilities and highly trained personnel to assist with all aspects of SCI related research. See our website at: http://louisville.edu/kscirc.
Please send a cover letter, CV and names of two references to Dr. David Stirling at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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