Postdoctoral fellow

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines.
Dec 18, 2020
Jan 17, 2021
Position Type
Entry Level

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in Dr. Yi Yang’s laboratory in the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, at the University of New Mexico ( The research in the laboratory is focused on the understanding and translational potential of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain injury and the neurovascular remodeling associated with ischemic cerebral stroke and vascular contributions to cognitive impairment & dementia (VCID).  The projects are highly interdisciplinary, utilizing multiple approaches including rodent models of cerebral ischemia and VCID, neuronal and 3D BBB cultures, MRI, specific antibody-conjugated nanoparticles, biochemical, molecular, histological and behavioral evaluations, etc. There are allied and collaborating faculty in a number of neuroscience and vascular biology fields.  The setting is ideal for a broad exposure to many aspects of cerebrovascular disease and pathophysiology.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (dual degree M.D.’s preferred) in neuroscience/neurology, with strong background in molecular and cellular neuroscience, and have proven research ability in small animal handling/models/surgery, basic molecular biology, immunofluorescent chemistry, histology, fluorescent microscopy, and cell culture. The successful candidates should be goal-oriented, an innovative thinker and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Experience in the field of ischemic stroke and cerebrovascular pathophysiology would be highly desirable. Candidates currently working in the United States are preferred.

University of New Mexico-Albuquerque is an excellent institution with world-class research programs. Fellows have access to cutting-edge technologies and the opportunity for collaborations in several basic and clinical departments; the environment is diverse and multicultural. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines. Opportunity for advancement exists following the fellowship period.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references to: