A postdoctoral position is available immediately. The candidate will investigate the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in neural diseases including stroke using both in vitro model of primary cultured neurons and glial cells, and in vivo mouse model. The project is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing neuron- and astrocyte-specific molecular genetic manipulations. Transgenic mice, viral transduction, in vivo two-photon microscopy, electrophysiology, biochemical assay, cell-death assays, immunocytochemistry, etc will be used.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions with a reputation of excellence in teaching and research. It is one of only 34 public universities selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested candidates can set an interview during the upcoming annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience in San Diego.
Shinghua Ding, PhD
Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP)
University of Missouri - Columbia
134 Research Park Drive
Columbia, MO 65211
Tel: (573) 884-2489
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree (preferably a recently received degree) in neuroscience, neurobiology, physiology, cell/molecular biology, or a related field. Experience in the field of stroke research is a plus but not required.
Strong experimental skills to conduct research using cell and animal models. A successful candidate should have skills including live cell and/or in vivo two-photon fluorescent imaging, transgenic mouse handling and surgical procedures, electrophysiological recording of neuronal activity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and capabilities to work independently and in a team.