Postdoctoral Research Associate

West Lafayette, Indiana
salary correlates with qualifications and experience, annual leave, medical benefits
Apr 22, 2021
Jul 21, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Purdue University, a leading research and education institute based in Indiana, is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the fields of neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases research. The position will involve working on research projects seeking to understand the pathological mechanisms of motor and sensory deficits. This includes motor dysfunction result from ionic channel abnormalities, and pathological behavior stemming from local physical and chemical disturbances. The electrophysiological expression of various channels of interest will be assessed at levels of dorsal root ganglion, spinal cord, and brain, using both in vitro and in vivo rodent models. The technologies involved will be mainly extracellular or intracellular potential recording and imaging isolated tissues and neurons.
The ideal candidate will possess significant knowledge related to fundamental electrophysiological techniques in neuroscience and quantitative data analysis. In addition, solid experiences with rodent surgery on brain and spinal cord would be preferred. Prior experiences with single cell and/or live animal field potential recording would be a plus. This person will join an active multidisciplinary research team in the laboratory of translational neurosciences. There will also be opportunity for collaboration with the large neuroscience community at Purdue University, West Lafayette campus. The successful applicant should be able to work well with groups in a team setting. Good command of written and spoken English is preferred. Minimum requirement for the position: PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, engineering or a related discipline. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.
Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and example of published work to Prof. Riyi Shi 
( Application screening will begin immediately and close when the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.  Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.