We are involved in a long term research program to study brain injury after global ischemia following cardiac arrest. Our collaborative group includes neuroscience/neurology clinicians and biomedical engineers interested in translational research. We have two long term NIH grants to study the mechanism of global ischemic brain injury, develop electrophysiological biomarkers (e.g. EEG, neuronal), monitor blood flow, and oxygenation, and study autoregulatory mechanisms. In addition, we propose to develop novel neuromodulation methods (electrical, optogenetic and ultrasound), imaging (MRI and optical), and therapeutics (hypothermia, nanoparticles, dendrimers). The postdoctoral fellow (or research associate, depending on experience) will take a deep interest and leadership in formulating the scientific questions, develop new techniques, and mechanistic/therapeutic solutions. Training to design experiments, new techniques, and grantsmanship will be provided. The postdoctoral fellow/research associate will be supported by other postdocs, a lab technician and students. Unique lab skills in emerging fields and initiatives within the broad framework are welcomed.
Ph.D. (or M.D. with research track) in biomedical engineering, neurosciences, physiology, pharmacological sciences, and related disciplines. Experience with bench small animal neurophysiological research, immunohistochemistry, behavioral studies and an interest in developing or comfort with new instrumentation and techniques, and asking fundamental and translational questions. Fresh doctorates or experienced candidates may apply; salary and position will be commensurate with experience, track record and skills.