Postdoctoral Associates -- Adaptation of internal motor copy circuits in spinal cord injury recovery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with current NIH postdoc pay scales
Sep 29, 2020
Nov 27, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Two postdoctorate fellowship positions are available to join an exciting new collaborative research effort of the Smith and Spence labs, starting September 1st, 2020. Funded by the NIH, the work will seek to determine whether a neuronal pathway that is normally associated with an error correction motor control function undergoes rehabilitative adaptation after spinal cord injury to compensate for loss of function in the cortico-spinal tract (CST). Experience in neuroscience broadly defined is required, with recovery surgery in rodents, behavioral analysis, viral genetic tracing tools, and spinal cord circuitry beneficial. Experience in gathering and analyzing kinematic data is also desirable. Please contact or The Smith and Spence labs currently form a vibrant group with a longstanding collaboration, multiple phd students, technicians, a postdoctorate fellow, and a host of undergraduate scholars, in the great city of Philadelphia, with strong ties to the Temple Medical School and to the group of Prof. Michel Lemay within Bioengineering.