Post-Doctoral Fellow


Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Post-Doctoral Fellow Department Neurology 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 $53,760 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours 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? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a progressive and debilitating disease. There is growing interest in the role of neuronal-glial interaction and on the individual role of glial cells on neuronal development. These interactions and individual cell types may constitute potential treatment targets. The overall aim of our laboratory is to dissect the role of glial cells on neuronal development and the effect of the environment on neuronal development and vice versa. The project will focus in studies of advanced cell culture systems, molecular physiology including opportunities to train in patch-clamp, and studies of animal models.

Required Qualifications

We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral research associate with strong skills in molecular and cellular biology. The successful candidate will use molecular/cell-developmental biology methods to understand how dystrophin in the brain affects neuronal and glial cell development and function.
Candidates must have a PhD in neurobiology, Biology or biochemistry. Other requirements include strong expertise in primary neuronal and glial cell cultures, immuno-histochemistry, protein quantification and in-vivo assays.
Scientifically skilled as shown by scientific publications and presentations at national and international conferences.
Be fluent in spoken and written English. It is essential that the applicant is able to work independently to formulate and design experiments, but good collaboration skills and being a team player are also very important. Experience of working with cultured astrocytes and neurons, as well as working with animal models for neurodegenerative diseases is qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications

Immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microscopy techniques, western blot, and animal handling experience is of advantage.

Job Open Date 03/15/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/104312 Supplemental Questions

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