The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will be an integral part of a major scientific effort directed at the evaluation of novel molecular and cell transplantation strategies for the treatment of pain. The position would be ideal for a candidate familiar with rodent spinal cord/peripheral nerve injury-induced chronic pain research. The Postdoctoral project will involve the development and testing of gene constructs encoding naturally-derived analgesic peptide combinations for cannabinoids, NMDA antagonists, and others that can be delivered via cell transplantation or AAV gene therapy approaches in rat peripheral nerve injury and spinal cord injury models. The project will include a variety of complementary techniques, including spinal cord injury and peripheral nerve injury models, behavioral testing with focus on pain-related behavior, neuroprogenitors and HEK cells cultures, molecular and neurochemical assays, histo- and cytochemistry, stereology, and confocal microscopy.
If there is a “required experiences” section or something similar, please add: rat/mice spinal cord and peripheral nerve surgeries, pain behavioral tests in rodents, neuronal cell cultures, histochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, flexibility and time management.
The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:
Conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned.
Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing.
Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories.
Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
Develops advanced analytical models and systems and provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions.
Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a closely related field of study or M.D. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume that includes research work, publications, and research interests to Dr. Stanislava Jergova firstname.lastname@example.org
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