The Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate from candidates with expertise in Stroke Research and/or Neurovascular biology to work in the Laboratory of NeuroTrauma & Repair. The successful candidate will have a track record of scholarly achievements as demonstrated by high impact publications and potential for garnering external funding. This position offers grant preparation training for K01/K99 applications through a University-sponsored program. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in areas of neurovascular health and disease, CNS injury or Neuroinflammation. The candidate will also be expected to participate in education of undergraduate and graduate students. The selected candidate will work on a wide variety of studies interrogating the endothelium, microbiota and immune cell influences on vascular remodeling in stroke using pre-clinical animal models and human patient samples.
Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or M.D/Ph.D.) in Neuroscience or related Biomedical Field
Previous experience working with animal models of stroke and conditional knockout approaches
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects and resources
Perform, train and oversee implementation of study design using methodologies including but not limited to animal behavior testing, small animal surgery, adoptive transfers, perfusions, histological examination and non-biased stereology, qPCR, Western Blot analysis and cerebral blood flow measurement
Facilitate the development of study design and execution, IACUC and IRB submissions, grant writing and submissions
Assist in the preparation of scientific abstracts and manuscripts to disseminate results through peer review and national/international conferences
Train undergraduate and graduate students in the lab as well as lead several teams of investigation on multiple projects
Internal Number: 09152019
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