University of Louisville and Georgia Institute of Technology
October 27, 2017
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral level individuals to become an integral part of large research studies linking established laboratories at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville and Physiological Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology. Positions available at both locations. These animal studies are focused on motor disruption and functional recovery following spinal cord injury. Emphasis is directed at, but not limited to, locomotor recovery, stretch and force-related feedback, underlying circuitry/mechanisms and plasticity. This research builds on an established history of basic and translational work using a large animal model. This multi-year position will provide dedicated mentorship and offer significant opportunities for career research development based upon the location of each laboratory within a university center dedicated to the study of motor control and/or spinal cord injury.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent with a strong neuroscience or motor control-related background. Experience in kinematics, animal survival surgeries, immunohistochemistry, tract tracing and/or clinical background are highly desired. Applications also are being invited from individuals with experience in spinal cord injury research, bioengineering, motor control, or rehabilitation who wish to pursue a challenging new direction and learn additional skills. Applicants also should provide evidence of effective writing and oral communication skills, original thinking and strong collegial qualities.
Interested candidates should submit a personal statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three (3) references to: Dena Howland Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org , and T. Richard Nichols, PhD., email@example.com
Available for interviews, meetings during the SfN meeting.
The University of Louisville and Georgia Institute of Technology are both equal opportunity institutions dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based upon experience and NIH standards
Internal Number: 2017UoL>
About University of Louisville and Georgia Institute of Technology
The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC) at the University of Louisville (UofL) is one of twelve spinal cord injury research centers in the United States. It is in a unique position to conduct research that, through our close association with our clinical colleagues in the Department of Neurological Surgery, we expect will ultimately lead to effective treatments for spinal cord injury. This goal is guided by our mission: "to develop successful spinal cord repair strategies in the laboratory that can be taken to the clinic in a timely and responsible fashion". This goal will be facilitated by our plan to double the size and scientific impact of the Center over the next five years.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and the development of enabling technologies. Georgia Tech’s engineering programs consistently rank among the top five in the nation in the U.S News & World Report. In a world that increasingly turns to technology for solutions, Georgia Tech is using innovative teaching methods and advancing research in all areas to define the technological university of the 21st century.