Post Doc Fellow - Neurological Complications of Diabetes

The Department of Neurology, Neuromuscular Division at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting for a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher to perform research using molecular biology, biochemical and histological approaches to delineate the molecular pathways that lead to diabetic neuropathy and Diabetic Cognitive Impairment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement new and emerging methodologies to determine novel treatment approaches to diabetic complications. The candidate will join a research program successfully funded through grants from the NIH, foundations, and industry. We are looking for a highly motivated, and career-oriented research individual with a PhD in molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology or related scientific fields. We are interested in new or recent PhD graduates.

Individuals who are interested should submit a detailed CV, a brief statement including current research, interests and skills to this posting. The application should include the names of three references, and a short description of their doctoral training and future research goals addressed to:

Dr. James W. Russell

Professor Department of Neurology, Anatomy and Neurobiology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director Neuromuscular Division

110 South Paca Street, 3S-129

Baltimore, MD 21201

Fax: (410) 328 8981

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristics protected by law or policy.

Qualifications :

Strong, recent working knowledge with in common molecular biology and immunohistochemistry techniques is required.

Must have strong analytical and writing skills.

Experience working with transgenic mice, breeding colonies, performing experiments in mice preferred.

Experience in mitochondrial biology preferred.

Experience in testing learning performance and neurobehavioral testing preferred.

Experience with using late model confocal microscopy preferred.

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