Postdoctoral Position: Signaling Mechanisms in Brain Injury

University of KY, Lexington
Commensurate with experience, paid on NIH scale
April 16 2019
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Postdoctoral Position: Signaling Mechanisms in Brain Injury

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Center, University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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 brain injury. Our research team uses an integrative approach that includes molecular biology, cellular imaging, and biochemical approaches including metabolomics. 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 neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or biochemistry. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of project completion and relevant first author publications. Start date is negotiable, but ideally would be in summer 2019.

To apply, please visit 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 June 30, 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.