Post-doctoral research position in neuroimmunology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
August 28, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
A new post-doctoral research position on the immune modulation of brain function and behavior will be available at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. Please note that the laboratory is currently located at the Johns Hopkins University and will move to UAB in January, 2019.
The laboratory (PI: Shinichi Kano) (www.skano-lab.org) investigates brain immunology and homeostasis in health and disease by using multidisciplinary approaches of neurobiology and immunology, with a focus on intercellular signal transduction. Current projects include but are not limited to: 1) Molecular communications between astrocytes and microglia during neuroinflammation, 2) Role of peripheral immune system and circulating extracellular vesicles (EVs) on brain development, function, and behaviors, and 3) Regulation of postnatal brain development by glia-glia interaction. The ultimate goal of the laboratory’s research is to discover new biological concepts that can be harnessed to develop therapeutic strategies for psychiatry and neurological disorders.
The post-doctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop her/his own research within the overall goal of the laboratory: immune-brain interaction in health and disease. The fellow will also have an opportunity to take part in the highly interactive scientific community at the UAB.
Recent PhD or MD/PhD in neurobiology or a related field.
Practical in vivo skills in working with mice, such as intravenous injection, stereotactic surgery, and behavioral assessments are necessary.
Experiences with calcium imaging or electrophysiology are preferred (*A fellow with prior experiences in electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging is particularly encouraged to apply).
Excellent interpersonal skills. The fellow is expected to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the laboratory.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, a brief summary of research interests, and contact information of at least two references to Shinichi Kano, M.D., Ph.D. (email@example.com). Inquiries should be addressed to the same email address. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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