Postdoctoral Position in Signaling Mechanisms Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Center
University of Ky, Lexington
Commensurate with experience, paid on NIH scale
December 26 2018
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Postdoctoral Position in Signaling Mechanisms Following Traumatic Brain Injury

There is an opening in the Andres lab for a postdoctoral fellow to work on a recently funded collaborative NIH project investigating the role of a novel G-protein signaling cascade involved in functional recovery following TBI. The project uses a preclinical model of brain trauma and a state-of-the-art collection of transgenic mice, to build upon exciting data demonstrating that the RIT1 GTPase reduces in vivo neurodegeneration, promotes synaptic integrity by reducing post-contusion synaptic loss, and alleviates cognitive dysfunction following cortical contusion injury. Our research team uses an integrative approach that includes molecular biology, cellular imaging, and biochemical approaches. Specific projects will be driven by the candidates’ interests and expertise.

Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D., less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, and/or biochemistry. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and relevant first author publications, and have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Start date is negotiable, but ideally would be in early 2019.

To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site at Required application materials include a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Application deadline is February 20, 2019.

For further information, please contact Douglas Andres, PhD
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Faculty Associate Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Center
Assistant Dean for Research
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Lexington, KY 40536-0509

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.