We are currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow (0-2 years past the Ph.D.) with a background in neuropharmacology. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of behavioral neuroscientists and physicians in the area of neurotrauma and brain repair. This group studies the neuropathogenesis and role of neurosteroids in neuroprotection and enhancing functional recovery after traumatic brain injury and stroke. The selected fellow will participate in the ongoing research projects on identifying and validating biomarkers for severe to mild Traumatic brain Injury across the developmental stages. The biomarkers study will involve biochemical, micro RNA, and multiplex assay in both clinical and animal bio samples. Candidates with animal behavioral testing experience and molecular-biological assay techniques will be given priority. Duties include but are not limited to: performing TBI surgeries in laboratory rats and mice. S/he will be able to run experiments independently and write detailed reports; manage and train staff members in the use of histological and surgical techniques; perform data analysis; prepare reports for scientific meetings, grant progress reports, and publish the findings in peer-reviewed journals. We are seeking a motivated individual with good communication and problem-solving skills. Facilities are state-of-the-art. Interdepartmental basic and clinical research collaborations are strongly encouraged. Our laboratory strives to provide excellent training to our postdoctoral fellows including rigorous scientific training, personalized mentoring and a rich research environment supplemented by close interactions with colleagues at the Emory University. Fellows are encouraged to attend professional and career development programming at Emory and at professional society meetings. Special emphasis is given to developing the grant writing skills so essential to successful postdoctoral outcomes
This position requires a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent, in the fields of Neurobiology, Neuroscience, or similar with an emphasis on molecular and behavioral neurobiology, and protein chemistry.
Experience in performing microRNA and protein analysis will be highly desirable. Such experience combined with previous experience working with animal models of TBI will be favorable.
Experience with cell culture techniques, western blot techniques, RT-PCR techniques and thorough understanding of cellular processes is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: Depending on education and experience