Postdoctoral position in Neurosciences

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Competitive plus benefit
December 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, located in Albuquerque, USA. The position will be supported by NIH funded RO1 grants to study the neuroprotective role of the brain-specific tyrosine phosphatase STEP in cerebral ischemia, aging and hypertension. The ultimate goal is to translate these findings into novel treatments for cerebral ischemia and other age-associated neurological disorders. The research program presents the opportunity to utilize a variety of approaches including cell culture, molecular biology, protein chemistry, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, small animal surgery (rat and mouse models of middle cerebral artery occlusion, implantation of micro-pump etc.), pharmacological intervention in both in vitro and in vivo models, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain, behavioral studies as well as knockout and transgenic mice studies. Representative publications from the lab include:

Journal of Neuroscience, 33:17814; 2013.

Neurobiology of Aging, 41:25; 2016.

Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291:813; 2016.

Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, doi:10.1177/0271678X17747193; 2017.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in neuroscience and biochemistry. Expertise in middle cerebral artery occlusion in rodents, protein chemistry, cell biology and a conceptual understanding of neuronal signal transduction pathways is essential. Experience in behavioral studies is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent communication and writing skills and capable of working both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Additional Information:

University of New Mexico is an excellent institution with state-of-the-art research facilities. Fellows have access to cutting-edge technologies and the opportunity for collaboration in both basic and clinical departments, the environment is diverse and multicultural.

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae including list of publications and names of at least 3 referees to:

Surojit Paul, Ph.D.

Department of Neurology

UNM Health Sciences Center

Albuquerque, NM-87131-5281

Tel: (505) 272-0610

Fax: (505) 272-8306