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Postdoctoral position in Neuroscience - Neuroinflammation in stroke

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines
Closing date
Jan 14, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience
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A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Ranjana Poddar’s group in the Department of Neurology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, USA. The position is supported by NIH funded RO1 grants to study the role of neuroinflammation in brain injury caused by stroke under comorbid conditions. Their current research is focused on identification of signaling cascades involved in the exacerbation of ischemic brain damage under hyperhomocysteinemic and hypertensive conditions. The ultimate goal is to translate these preclinical findings into the development of novel approaches for the treatment of cerebral ischemia under these conditions. 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:

J Biol Chem. (2019), 294: 11154-11165

Neurobiol Dis. (2019), 127:287-302

Brain Behavior & Immunity (2021), 93: 141-155

Exp Neurol. (2021), 336: 113541-


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in neuroscience and biochemistry. Expertise in cell culture, protein chemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and a conceptual understanding of neuronal signal transduction pathways is essential. Candidates should have some research experience in handling rat or mice.  Experience in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rodents and 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. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and NIH guidelines.

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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 send a pdf document with a cover letter describing research experience, curriculum vitae including list of publications and names of three references to Dr. Ranjana Poddar at

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