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Postdoctoral Position in Glial Biology and Neurorepair

University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), Chen Lab
University of Ky, Lexington
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Mar 19, 2023

Postdoctoral Position in Glial Biology and Neurorepair

The Chen Lab at the University of Kentucky studies the glial response, including but not limited to astrocytes, in central nervous system injury. We are in the Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center and affiliated with the Department of Neuroscience. We use a combination of mouse genetics, experimental central nervous system (CNS) injury models, mouse behavioral assays, and cellular and molecular biology to understand the contribution of glia to CNS repair. We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative candidates. Nuclei of research interests in neurotrauma, aging-related neurodegeneration, and neuroscience at the University of Kentucky provide a stimulating environment and ample opportunities to collaborate across disciplines. Recent Ph.D. graduates of neurobiology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry or research background relevant to our lab’s interests will be preferred. Qualified candidates are encouraged to email the principal investigator, Dr. Chen, at with a CV, description of research interests, and contacts of three references.

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Qualification: PhD

Job Type: Postdoctoral

Discipline: Biomedicine

Hours: Full time

Duration: Fixed Term


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