Postdoctoral Fellows

Baltimore, Maryland
NIH Postdoc Salary Guidelines with University's standard post-doctoral fringe benefits
March 10 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Job title:         Postdoctoral fellows

Location:        Department of Anesthesiology

                        Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center

                        University of Maryland School of Medicine

                        Baltimore, MD, USA

Deadline:        Open immediately until filled

Description: Five postdoctoral positions available immediately for highly motivated candidates with a strong background in neurotrauma and neuroscience to join the Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Organized Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Our research focuses on mechanisms and modulation of secondary injury processes after experimental brain or spinal cord injury (TBI/SCI) and pharmacological/gene therapeutic interventions for CNS trauma. Specifically, we focus on: (1) Selective microRNAs regulation of neuronal cell death after TBI/SCI; (2) Spinal mechanisms underlying SCI-induced neuropathic pain; (3) Molecular mechanisms responsible for trauma-induced inflammation; (4) Biomarkers treatment of hypobaria-exacerbated TBI.

The program is highly interdisciplinary, utilizing molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, behavior, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, and quantitative histological analysis. Additionally he/she will be mentored to facilitate eventual transition to an independent research career through the acquisition of writing and presentation skills and development of local and national collaborations. Interested individuals are encouraged to forward an electronic copy of their CV and a brief cover letter including names and contact information of three references to Dr. Alan I. Faden ( Additional information about STAR and our laboratories is available at:

Job requirements: A Ph.D. degree is required with training in Neuroscience, Molecular/Cell Biology, pharmacology, and/or a related field.

  • Training in neurotrauma research is required;
  • Experience in behavioral evaluation, immunohistochemistry, and biochemistry/molecular biology are highly desirable;
  • Tissue culture experience, preferably including primary neurons and/or glial cells;
  • Strong scientific background and critical thinking ability
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Excellent communication skills

University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. The Department of Anesthesiology and the Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center are national leaders in neurotrauma research and offer a stimulating and collaborative environment for scientific growth and career development.