Postdoctoral Researcher in Spinal Cord Injury

Location
Kent, Ohio
Salary
Salaries are based on NIH guidelines for postdoctoral salaries
Posted
Oct 27, 2020
Closes
Nov 26, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Level
Entry Level

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the area of Spinal Cord Injury in the laboratory of Dr. Lique Coolen in the Brain Health Research Institute at Kent State University, Kent Ohio. The goal of the research project is to develop strategies for restoring deficits in sexual and bladder function following chronic spinal cord injury in preclinical rodent models. Studies utilize pharmacological, molecular, neuroanatomical, optogenetic and chemogenetic approaches in combination with electrophysiological nerve and muscle recordings. 

Candidates must have a PhD degree and research experience with contemporary techniques in neuroscience. Expertise in rodent surgery, neuroanatomy, transgenic models, or physiological recordings is preferred. Suitable candidates must also have excellent organizational and communication skills, be enthusiastic about their work, and be highly motivated to succeed. 

The selected candidates will receive training in a highly collaborative environment and state-of the- art facilities. Salaries are competitive and additional professional and career opportunities are available through the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and Brain Health Research Institute. These include training opportunities for teaching and grant writing support. 

Applicants should send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Dr. Lique Coolen at jcoolen@kent.edu.