A full time Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at OHSU at the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine focusing on the mechanisms of stroke in white matter (WM) as a function of age. Epigenetic regulation of post-injury recovery and preconditioning of brain against injury are the main areas of focus. The Postdoctoral Scholar will participate in high impact research at the intersection of experimental neuroscience, neuroimaging and clinical translation.
Responsibilities include performing in vitro and in vivo stroke models, electrophysiology experiments, and protein assays and biochemical experiments, and processing tissue samples for imaging, including live and fix specimens, generating data utilized for both grant and publication applications. The successful candidate will also participate in academic development, hypothesis generation, experimental planning, data interpretation; training and coaching students and junior staff; and grant and publication writing.
The fellow will have the opportunity to learn experimental approaches in our lab such as optic nerve and corpus callosum slice models, employing electrophysiological recordings, and advanced microscopy techniques such as confocal, two-photon microscopy and 3D electron microscopy. The fellow will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including neuroscientists and imaging scientists. A high level of engagement in these projects, including the ability to provide pivotal conceptual and technical input, is essential.
Salary for this position will align with the NIH Scale .
The OHSU Fellowship for Diversity in Research seeks to address the need for increased representation of minoritized races/ethnicities in STEM at the postdoctoral level. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Visit www.ohsu.edu/ofdir for more information.
Doctorate degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or Cell Biology
Experience in rodent animal surgery
Experience in mitochondrial functional assay
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to function in a dynamic team-based environment
Experience with the following:
Immunohistology and Western Blot
Animal models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)
Live Cell Imaging
Fluorescence-based imaging using confocal or 2-photon microscopy
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and Resume or CV.
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