Multiple Post-Doctoral Positions

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 11, 2021
Mar 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level

Multiple Post-Doctoral Positions in the Electrophysiology and Neuropathology of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Epilepsy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Highly-motivated postdoctoral fellows are sought to train at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repairatthe Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvaniain the laboratories of Drs. John A. Wolf and Victoria E. Johnson.  The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair has been in existence for more than 30 years and comprises a highly-integrated research team studying the acute and chronic effects of neurotrauma and neural repair mechanisms. 

The position will support funded projects examining the mechanisms of epileptogenesis in a unique animal model of post-traumatic epilepsy. The project will involve in vivo modelling, electrophysiology and tissue level analyses, including histological outcomes. Successful applicants will be expected to play a central role in executing these challenging translational studies within a collaborative and dynamic team environment.

The University of Pennsylvania offers a diverse research environment with many collaborative opportunities. To apply, please send an email to Dr. John A. Wolf ( and Dr. Victoria E. Johnson ( with the title "Post-doctoral Position" and a copy of your CV and a description of your research experience and interests. 

Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and Benefits

The position requires excellent presentation and interpersonal skills. The applicant should be highly motivated and an independent thinker with a demonstrated track record of project completion and publication. Candidates with either in vivo modelling, in vivo electrophysiology (extracellular) or histology experience are preferred. Experience with coding and the analysis of data (MATLAB) is also advantageous, regardless of any background in electrophysiology.

Additional postdoctoral opportunities are available within the Department of Neurosurgery, and resumes will be shared with laboratories interested in traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumor research.

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