A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the group of Dr. Rajkumar Verma at Department of Neuroscience, University of Connecticut School of Medicine at Farmington, CT, USA 06030.
Verma lab studies mechanisms of recovery in a rodent model of ischemic stroke injury. The current focus of Verma lab is to explore the role of purinergic receptors in neuro-inflammation after stroke (NIH R01 funded) and validate innovative surgery technique “Encephalomyosynangiosis (EMS) for post stroke recovery in mice (AHA funded).
Responsibilities: As a member of our interdisciplinary cerebrovascular research team, postdoc candidate will be focusing on the exploration of a novel mechanism of immune regulation in stroke. He will be involved in exploring the novel P2X receptor -specific inflammatory response in stroked mice. Our aim is to characterize these targets with a state-of-the-art methodology to validate their utility for pharmacological profiling of new candidate drugs. In our second project we want to validate the angiogenic, neurogenenic and post stroke recovery potential of EMS surgery in mouse model of ischemic stroke. As a member of our team, you will also have the prospect to develop or expand your own research ideas in a strong collaborative environment, which includes a diverse group of neuroscientists, immunologists and cardiologists. You will also be given the opportunity to mentor trainees, undergrad and provide input on other existing projects.
The candidate must have experience in basic molecular biology technique, rodent micro vascular surgery as well as behavioral analysis. Additional expertise in advanced microscopy techniques and flow cytometry will get preference. The candidate must be highly motivated and able to work independently and capable of designing experimental protocols, analyzing data, write manuscripts, and lead in the defining the direction of given investigations. The individual must also have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and work experience in a laboratory setting.
Interested candidates should send their application in one electronic file (Cover letter and updated CV,) to firstname.lastname@example.org
UConn Health is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer, who encourages Males, Females, Veterans, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities to apply.