JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The labs of Dr. Francisco J. Alvarez (Department of Physiology) and Dr. Arthur W. English (Department of Cell Biology) seek a person to fill a new postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will carry out work on inhibitory synaptic function and the regenerative properties of motoneurons axotomized after nerve injuries. The candidate will perform nerve injuries, use retrograde labeling to identify affected motor pools, study the reactions of genetic subclasses of inhibitory interneurons, interfere with their synaptic function using viral and genetic approaches, and finally assess outcomes on motor axon regeneration and recovery of motor function using electromyography and histology.
The fellow will work in an environment with high diversity and will have opportunities to collaborate with others and act as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students. The fellow will be expected to write research summaries, meeting abstracts and manuscripts for publications as well as present research progress in national meetings. The fellow will also be encouraged to submit fellowship and grant proposals for career development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related biomedical area and a record of peer-reviewed research publications. Excellent scientific writing ability, strong oral communication skills and self-motivated for research.