Postdoctoral Fellow in spinal cord injury and neural regeneration research
We are seeking a motivated individual for a postdoctoral position to study axon regeneration and repair using mouse models of spinal cord injury. Preference will be given to a recent PhD graduate in neuroscience or a related field with experience in spinal cord injury or related research. The Zheng laboratory is in the Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, California (lab website: http://zheng.ucsd.edu). The lab studies axon growth, regeneration and repair after central nervous system (CNS) injury using molecular biology, mouse genetics, viral vectors, in vitro neuronal culture, in vivo spinal cord injury models, in vivo imaging and CLARITY 3D imaging. Recent projects include age-dependent decline in axonal plasticity in the mammalian CNS and a new signaling pathway in astrocyte response to CNS injury (see our most recent paper in Cell Reports). Excellent opportunities exist to collaborate and interact with local scientists in neural injury & repair and, more broadly, in neuroscience, genomics/epigenomics (e.g., single cell omics) and other disciplines at UC San Diego and neighboring institutions (Salk, Scripps, Burnham) in La Jolla. In addition to the top-notch research environment, the City of San Diego offers year-around opportunities for a wealth of outdoor activities. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the principal investigator: Dr. Binhai Zheng, Professor of Neurosciences, with a brief cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references who are familiar with the candidate’s work.