Applicants are invited for two postdoctoral positions at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in the area of spinal cord injury repair under the leadership of Dr.Christoph Hofstetter. Dr. Hofstetter an academic neurosurgeon has assembled an outstanding multidisciplinary research team focusing on the development of early biomarkers for acute spinal cord injury. The postdoctoral fellows will be under the guidance of Dr.Zin Khaing, a renowned neurobiologist with extensive experience in the pathophysiology of experimental models of spinal cord injury and Dr.Matt Bruce, a physicist with vast expertise in ultrasound imaging. The positions are associated with grant-funded projects examining the development of ultrasound-based biomarkers for traumatic spinal cord injury.
Our current research efforts focus on the development of novel ultrasound-based imaging techniques to assess local tissue perfusion and characterize blood flow characteristics in the microvasculature in a rodent model. We hope to develop and evaluate ultra-early biomarkers for spinal cord injuries that can predict injury severities. We have also started initial efforts to translate this ultrasound-based technology to our patients. Our research team is interdisciplinary (clinician scientist, neuroscientist and physicist). Successful candidates will be expected to integrate well with our current research team and perform analysis of data from ultrasound imaging, signal processing, use of statistical models to develop predictive models to cellular analyses. Candidates with knowledge of spinal cord injury models, secondary damage after injury and ultrasound imaging are encouraged to apply.
Anticipated start date is 5/1/19. This is an annually renewed (12 month service period) appointment.
Eligible applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, or foreign equivalent. Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral trainees.
The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiation-updates.
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About Department of Neurological Surgery at University of Washington
The Department of Neurological Surgery provides patient care services for a broad range of neurological diseases and disorders at the four University of Washington affiliated hospitals in Seattle, Washington. The Department is the primary referral center for patients with complex neurological conditions in the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho), as well as a tertiary referral center for national and international patients.
In addition, the Department has one of the premier academic training programs in the world, and maintains an active, cutting-edge research program ranging from basic science and translational research to a broad array of clinical trials.