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Post-Doctoral Fellow Research - Arms + Hands Lab - Animal & Human Research in SCI

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Chicago, Illinois
salary based on experience following the NRSA standards
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

The Oudega and Perez Laboratories at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University in Chicago are seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to conduct research in spinal cord injury and repair. The Fellow will work on a project that involves therapeutics for enhancing axon regeneration and nervous system stimulation paradigms in an adult rat model of spinal cord contusion.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team.  Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products. 

  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.  Assists with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and test ideas for new projects development.

  • Applies for fellowships and grants for external lab funding and career development.

  • Participates weekly lab meetings, journal clubs and seminars.

  • Builds and maintains a well-organized and accountable journal of own laboratory protocols, experiments, results and analyses.

  • Develops, submits and publishes results of research projects scientific journals and presents data to public conferences/seminars when needed.

  • Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to assigned Research Scientist or Principal Investigator.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Requires the academic knowledge associated with a doctorate degree

  • Less than 4 years of postdoctoral training.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • General knowledge or interest in rehabilitation and specific knowledge in biomedical or clinical principles.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills needed to participate as a creative member of a growing research team.

  • Ability to exchange ideas and to work closely with clinicians, patients and professional organizations.

  • Willingness to network within the Institute and to independently strengthen/develop new external collaborations.

  • Ability to timely plan and to coordinate project completions.  

Working Conditions

  • Normal laboratory environment within a hospital setting with little or no exposure to biohazard materials.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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