We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in neuroscience to join the Neuroimmunology lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. The research project will study the ability of immune system-targeted nanotherapies to alleviate pain in rodent models of neuropathy. Experience working with rodents and a background in neuroscience, pain research and/or immunology is preferred. The position, funded by a Department of Defense grant, is available July 1, 2020.
Research Activity: • Immunohistochemistry and microscopy studies on nervous system and other tissues. • Behavioral assays of physical activity and pain in mice. • Work with genetically modified mice. • Live-cell imaging of neuronal/immune cell physiology. • Isolate and run biochemical experiments on protein & RNA isolated from mouse tissues. • Perform pharmacological manipulations in vivo. • Prepare and write manuscripts for publication.
Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Learning Skills: • Strong written and oral communication skills. • Communication with faculty and staff within and outside the laboratory. • Ability to work with others in a highly collaborative manner. • Good problem-solving abilities.
Other Duties: • Responsible for monitoring laboratory equipment and implementing safety procedures. • Strong interest in basic and translational research. • Supervision of 1-2 research assistants.
For more information about the lab and our research, please visit: https://www.mdanderson.org/research/departments-labs-institutes/labs/neuroimmunology-laboratory.html
Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience with rodent behavioral testing is preferred but not required. Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated, have outstanding experimental skills, and be able to think independently but also work well in a team.
Internal Number: DoD-NiMA
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