The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Center for Regenerative Medicine at Virginia Tech is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary research project focused on murine models of traumatic brain injury and epilepsy. Qualified candidates will be expected to work in a team environment investigating vascular-glial-stem cell interactions during TBI-induced epileptogenesis. Our multidisciplinary approach requires an in-depth understanding of the biochemical, molecular and cellular neurobiology of CNS injury and/or epilepsy. Candidates will work in coordination with the VT-School of Neuroscience, Center for Glial Biology and Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics.
Primary duties include TBI surgery, EEG analysis, multi-photon imaging and histopathology. Additional skills requested but not required include qPCR, Western blot analysis, brain tissue processing, single cell isolation, and tissue culture. Data analysis and manuscript preparation will be conducted. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings, maintain laboratory spaces in a clean and good working order and maintain a high level of organization in data collection and storage.
Experience with small animal surgeries, multiphoton imaging and/or EEG implant and recording, histological and stereological evaluation of serial tissue sections, cell culture, qPCR, single cell analysis, data analysis and data preparation for publication. Excellent scientific writing and manuscript preparation required.
Internal Number: 05111976
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