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Postdoctoral Scholar

Employer
Medical University of South Carolina - Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Location
Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Health Sciences, Healthcare, Medicine, Other Life Science
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Academia

Seeking highly motivated individuals for postdoctoral positions in neuroimmunology for projects that encompasses basic and translational research.

Work in the laboratory is centered around the complement system and neuroinflammatory mechanisms. Ongoing projects involve investigating acute and chronic neuroimmune responses occurring after stroke or after different types of traumatic brain injury, including the long-term neurodegenerative sequalae of injury. For example, one project is focused on traumatic brain injury as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease. Another project investigates pathogenic mechanisms of postnatal hemorrhagic stroke and neurodevelopmental consequences. Studies utilize various mouse models, and the laboratory is also developing several novel transgenic animals for these studies. Techniques currently utilized include advanced microscopy, cellular and molecular immune profile analysis, high dimensional analyses, and detailed assessments of motor and cognitive functions. The laboratory is also involved in the development (and commercialization) of novel therapeutic approaches, and has been a leader in the development of novel targeted complement inhibitory strategies. 

Duties/Responsibilities

Lead a project related to above described work, perform experimental procedures relevant to project such as basic surgical procedures, development of animal models, tissue procurement and specimen processing, histological and immune analysis, confocal and super-resolution microscopy etc. 35%

Analysis and interpretation of data. Generating and organizing material for presentation. Assist with writing abstracts and manuscripts. 35%

Assist with projects of other lab personnel in related projects when required using similar techniques as described above. 15%

Keep records and up to date lab notebook. Keep abreast of the literature in subject area. 15%

MUSC is located in the beautiful historic district of Charleston, regularly ranked the best small city destination in the U.S. It is also bounded by the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches to the east, and national forests and wildlife refuges to the north and south. MUSC is the state’s top-ranked medical center and leads the state in research funding. For general information on the University and Research, see: https://research.musc.edu/our-research/areas  and https://medicine.musc.edu

 For further information or to apply (CV and names of 3 referees), please contact Dr. Stephen Tomlinson: tomlinss@musc.edu

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