Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience/Stroke research

UConn Health
Farmington, Connecticut
NIH postdoc scale
Jan 06, 2020
Mar 06, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the group of Rajkumar Verma at Department of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut School of Medicine at Farmington CT.

Verma lab studies mechanisms of recovery in a rodent model of ischemic stroke injury. The current focus of his lab is to explore the role of purinergic receptors in neuro-inflammation after stroke. In addition, his lab also studies post-stroke depression in aged mice.

Responsibilities: As a member of our interdisciplinary cerebrovascular research team postdoc candidate will be focusing on the exploration of a novel mechanism of immune regulation in ischemic stroke. He will be involved in exploring the novel P2X receptor -specific inflammatory response in stroked mice. Our aim is to characterize these targets with a state-of-the-art methodology to validate their utility for pharmacological profiling of new candidate drugs. In our second project, we are trying to establish age appropriate behavioral and biochemical models to study post-stroke depression and change in synaptic plasticity in mice. As a member of our team, you will also have the prospect to develop or expand your own research ideas in a strong collaborative environment which includes a diverse group of neuroscientists and cardiologist. You will also be given the opportunity to mentor trainees, undergrad and provide input on other existing projects.

The candidate must have experience in basic molecular biology technique, rodent surgery as well as behavioral analysis. Additional expertise in immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry will get preference. The candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently and capable of designing experimental protocols, analyzing data, write up protocols and manuscripts, and lead out in the defining the direction of given investigations. The individual must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and work experience in a laboratory setting.

Interested candidates should send their application in one electronic file (Cover letter with a brief description of candidate’s interest in the position, research experience and long-term career goals, curriculum vitae, the names of at three references and one of her/his best relevant first author publication) to

UConn Health is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer, who encourages Males, Females, Veterans, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities to apply.



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