Postdoctoral Scholar

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Scholar Department Surgery Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience Beginning at $50,004 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week 40 Normal work days M-F Normal work hours 8-5 Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The Department of Surgery, within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) in Richmond, Virginia, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research position, available immediately. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree and proven skills and experience in neuroscience, neuroimmunology and/or neurobiology. The major focus of the research is on the mechanisms of inflammatory-induced memory and learning deficits related to Military personnel with Gulf War Illness. Experience working with rodent models of inflammatory-mediated illness and diseases, with special attention to brain structure and function is required. The position will require standard rodent behavioral analysis, as well as transcardiac perfusions, and pathological analysis including immunohistochemistry, and Golgi staining. Please submit a cover letter (describing research interests), curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation from Professional contacts (including contact information).

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public institution that was founded in 1838, and currently ranks #162 in National Universities (according to the 2020 edition of Best National University Rankings) and the VCU School of Medicine is ranked #67 in Best Medical Schools for Research. Located in an urban setting, VCU staff and students have plenty of off-campus recreational activities to enjoy, including a bustling brewery, bar, cafe and restaurant scene. In addition, due to Richmond’s unique location on the James River, and being located centrally between the beautiful Appalachian Mountains to the West and Beaches to the East, VCU staff and students can also take advantage of plenty of outdoor activities including whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and hiking.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national original, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

Required Qualifications

Candidates with a PhD. in neuroscience or equivalent, and experience working with rodent models of inflammatory-based injury and disease is desirable.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working with molecular biology is a plus.

Job Open Date 08/04/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3
Optional Documents

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