Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience - The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas
$54,000 + depending on qualifications
May 23, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

The Department of Neuroscience at UT Austin is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project using electrophysiology, immunology and optical imaging techniques to study the structure and function of intact and repaired spinal cords in the Bittner Lab.


  • Perform spinal cord surgeries (transection and/or rod drop) using PEG-fusion repair protocols.
  • Behaviorally and immunohistologically test control and experimental animals and direct such testing by other employees.
  • Design experimental approaches for repairing traumatic lesions to spinal cords in conjunction with PI.
  • Help direct and train graduate and undergraduate assistants.
  • Design and help write grant proposals in conjunction with PI.
  • Maintain publishing record in top tier journals. 
  • Present work at leading conferences in the field. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field, received within the last three years.
  • Experience in spinal cord surgery (of rats preferably), and behavioral testing of spinal cord injury.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Experience in Immunological and/or histological assay protocols.
  • Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.


Salary Range:

$54,000 + depending on qualifications


Working Conditions:

  • May work around chemical fumes.
  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • May work around biohazards.
  • May work around chemicals.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.


Required Materials:

  • Resume/CV
  • Degree confirmation document, such as diploma
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest