A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Drs. Alan Faden/Bogdan Stoica, Department of Anesthesiology & the STAR Organized Research Center. Our research focuses on the pathobiological mechanisms and treatment of experimental traumatic brain injury (TBI). Projects include: (1) elucidating molecular mechanisms responsible for posttraumatic neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration; (2) examining the role and mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of neuroinflammation. (3) Investigating the role of central and systemic extracellular vesicles (EVs) in secondary injury. (4) Characterizing the role of bidirectional brain-system interactions in the pathobiology of chronic neurodegeneration after brain injury. Multidisciplinary approaches include molecular and cellular biology, neurobehavioral evaluation, quantitative histology and neuropharmacology. In addition, there is increasing utilization of single-cell transcriptomics and epigenetics, as well as advanced machine learning applications.
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PhD or MD with 2-4 years of training in Neuroscience, Molecular/Cell Biology, Pharmacology, and/or a related field. Experience in experimental brain injury, rodent surgical procedures and molecular biology techniques is required. Additional desirable experience includes flow cytometry, confocal/two-photon microscopy, primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and/or behavioral testing. Candidates should be highly motivated and with ability to work in a dynamic team environment. They should have good organizational, oral, and written communications skills.
Interested individuals should send their CV, contact information for three references, a brief description of past research experience, and expected availability date to Dr. Alan Faden at email@example.com. Additional information about STAR and current research projects is available at: https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/Anesthesiology/Research/Alan-Faden-MD/
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