Two post-doctoral positions are available in the Department of Neurosurgery at Penn State College of Medicine, which will work on various projects with the main focus on exploring the inflammatory and immune mechanisms of stroke and traumatic brain injury and the identification of novel therapeutic targets for developing new therapies for patients. These positions are supported by two NIH RO1 grants (through 2020) and Penn State start-up funds and other funding sources. The laboratory directed by Dr. Li has broad expertise in translational neurovascular research using various experimental models, including intraluminal suture MCAO and thromboembolic MCAO, and controlled cortical impact injury both in mice and rats. Multidisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge technologies will be utilized, including cellular and molecular biology, bone marrow chimera, adaptive cell transfer, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, small animal MRI, pharmacological therapy, cell therapy, and other experimental methodologies. Candidates must have a doctoral degree with a strong background in inflammation/immunity, molecular biology, and experimental models in neurobiology. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record in the field of inflammation and neurovascular disease research. Interested applicants should submit a CV, 3 reference letters, and a cover letter. All interested candidates must apply through the Penn State website at https://psu.jobs/job/63653. If you have any questions please email Dr. Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.