POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW-NEURAL PLASTICITY AND RECOVERY
Texas A&M University
September 13, 2018
College Station, Texas
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position at Texas A&M University in the area of neural plasticity and recovery. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. James Grau and is associated with grant-funded projects examining factors that influence recovery after spinal cord injury. Current studies are exploring how brain mechanisms and systemic factors influence tissue loss/hemorrhage and how these processes are impacted by pain input. Other topics of interest include the neurobiological processes that regulate neural plasticity within the spinal cord and its capacity to adapt (learn) in response to new environmental relations. Our research program is interdisciplinary and successful candidates will be expected to work at multiple levels of analysis, from behavioral function to cellular mechanisms.
The laboratory environment is highly collaborative and builds upon a hiring initiative at Texas A&M University in the area of spinal cord injury. Professional development will be promoted through publications, involvement in grant writing and laboratory management.
Interested applicants can submit a CV, statement of interest, and the names of three references at: http://wit.twc.state.tx.us/ (Posting ID: 5357345). For additional information, e-mail JamesWGrau@gmail.com.
We are especially interested in applicants that have a strong background in cellular assays, immunohistochemistry, and techniques for targeting specific neural pathways. Eligible applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral trainees. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and training histories who will bring novel perspectives to the laboratory and research.
Internal Number: 5357345
About Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University (TAMU) is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States (with over 64,000 students) and the largest in Texas. TAMU ranks among the top 20 American research institutes in funding.
TAMU is located in College Station, Texas, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. The university is within a two- to three-hour drive of Austin and Dallas. The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5,200 acres (21 square km) and includes both a Health Science Center and College of Veterinary Medicine.
Faculty will be affiliated with both a home department (Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Computer Science & Engineering, or Electrical & Computer Engineering) and the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (TAMIN; tamin.tamu.edu).
New hires will also benefit from research collaborations through The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Foundation in Houston.