Two NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately in Dr. Shinghua Ding’s laboratory in Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center at University of Missouri-Columbia. The research in the laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms of neural regeneration and cellular metabolism in neural diseases including stroke using both in vitro model of primary cultured neurons and glial cells, and in vivo mouse model. The projects are highly interdisciplinary, utilizing multiple approaches including neuron- and astrocyte-specific molecular genetics (i.e., transgenic mice and viral transduction), in vivo two-photon microscopy, electrophysiology, biochemistry, cell-death assays, pharmacological manipulation, immunocytochemistry, histology, and behavioral tests, etc.
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree (preferably a recently received degree) in neuroscience, neurobiology, physiology, cell/molecular biology, or a related field.
- Strong experimental skills to conduct research using cell and animal models. Candidates should have a strong background in cellular and molecular neuroscience, and hands-on experience in mouse handling, transgenic mouse model, mouse surgery, basic molecular biology (such as sub-cloning, qRT-PCR), immunofluorescent chemistry, histology, fluorescent microscopy. Experience in the field of stroke research is preferred, but not required. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in in vivo two-photon imaging, electrophysiology, and glia (astrocyte)-neuron interactions.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and capabilities to work independently and in a team.
The University of Missouri-Columbia, a Nobel prize winning university, is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions with a reputation of excellence in teaching and research. It is one of only 34 public universities selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. Competitive compensation (NIH level) and benefits will be offered. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least two references to: email@example.com.