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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
In accordance with the NIH salary scale + benefits
Closing date
Aug 1, 2024

Job Description:

A Postdoctoral Fellow position in neuroinflammation/ neuroscience basic research is available at the University of Louisville KSCIRC under the direction of David Stirling PhD. The incoming postdoctoral fellow will investigate mechanisms of white matter injury and repair following spinal cord injury using in vivo two photon excitation imaging, flow cytometry, and other histological and molecular techniques.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute research experiments. Analyze experimental data and update research notebooks and databases. Read literature relevant to research and training objectives. Prepare manuscripts, grant applications, and written reports. Present oral and poster presentations at group/local meetings, national and international meetings, and attend neuroscience seminars. Train students and technicians. Project planning and execution. Statistical analysis, data interpretation and trouble shooting.

Minimum Requirements:

A PhD or PhD/MD degree in the field of either neuroscience, neuroinflammation or immunology

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous working experience in models of neuroinflammation, spinal cord or head injury research in rodents. The ideal candidate will have shown the ability to perform murine microsurgery, in vivo and ex vivo brain and/or spinal cord imaging (two photon microscopy experience is a strong asset). Relevant Experience in flow cytometry, calcium imaging (strong asset), molecular, and cellular techniques will also be considered.  

Applicants should submit an application package that includes a cover letter with personal statement outlining the relevant background and publications, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of 2 – 3 references directly to the Dr. David Stirling at:

Please find additional information about our research group and the outstanding research environment at KSCIRC at our website:

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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