At least two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Gordon S. Mitchell in the Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy & McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. Successful candidates will join an active research group investigating spinal intermittent hypoxia-induced plasticity, including intra and inter-cellular mechanisms, translation to rodent models of spinal injury and ALS & human clinical trials (ongoing). New positions are funded by 3 new NIH grants to investigate respiratory plasticity at different levels of biological organization. Specific areas currently recruited are in the areas of: 1) mechanisms of intermittent hypoxia preconditioning, 2) microglial regulation of plasticity, and 3) age & sex effects on plasticity.
Position requirements: successful candidates will perform electrophysiology experiments and/or cell/molecular studies in rats. The positions require participation in experimental design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, preparation of oral and written scientific reports, assisting in preparation of grant applications, and active participation in other laboratory activities (laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, conferences, etc).
Qualifications: A PhD (or equivalent) is required. Although a range of backgrounds will be considered, highly motivated individuals with strong backgrounds in neuroscience, respiratory physiology, neuro-engineering and/or neuro-regeneration/spinal injury are encouraged to apply. Evidence of scientific productivity and effective written and oral communication skills is required. We will provide needed training in in vivo neurophysiology; other valued backgrounds include: pharmacology, sex hormone biology, neuron/glia interactions, cell/molecular biology techniques, in vivo telemetry, viral vectors, flow cytometry & immunofluorescence.
Applicants should apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/69117and must include a cover letter, statement of research interest, a detailed CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Please direct any questions to: Professor G. Mitchell (email@example.com)
Internal Number: 69117
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