Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbus, Ohio
Based upon experience level
Feb 27, 2020
May 27, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

To build a diverse and inclusive workforce, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology is seeking applicants for a fully funded postdoctoral Research Scientist specializing in the field of neuroscience to join our team for a duration of up to four years. Our NIH-funded group focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of ischemic spinal cord injury after aortic aneurysm repairs to understand the components of the damage and develop preventive therapeutics.

Highly-motivated, self-driven scientist, works independently in creative research environment; conceptualizes, designs, and executes complex research experiments; assists the PI with development of new projects; helps collect and process clinical samples (CSF and/or blood) from aortic aneurysm repair patients; helps the PI develop, write, and submit grant proposals of original research; collaboratively writes manuscripts, articles, abstracts, and research reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals; documents and keeps detailed records of all research activity; helps develop and implement laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safety manual guidelines, as well as IACUC, IBC, and IRB protocols; ensures regulations are followed rigorously. Salary based upon experience level. Position upgrade consideration based upon performance.

Doctoral degree in neuroscience required; demonstrated ability to be a competent and productive researcher in neuroscientific cellular and molecular biology; knowledge of planning, developing and executing projects in the field of ischemic brain or spinal cord injury or a similar field of neuroscience; experience with mouse models of brain or spinal cord injury is desired, preferably with white matter damage; creating and maintaining neuronal, oligodendrocytes, and other cell lines from mice with different genetic backgrounds to test therapeutics; knowledge about transgenic mouse models is a plus, but not mandatory; possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

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