are available in the Department of
Neurosurgery at The University of Maryland, School of Medicine,
Baltimore, Maryland, in the Translational Neuroengineering and Neuroscience
under Prof. Xiaofeng Jia.
The postdoctoral researcher will assist in planning experiments,
methods development, and will conduct productive team-oriented and
independent research. The position requires strong technical skills
and the capability to do independent research. We offer
multifaceted scientific projects, a role in a committed team, and
strong scientific collaborations. We have an outstanding record
helping trainees to build an excellent publication record.
1) brain monitoring after cardiac arrest with
therapeutic hypothermia and underlying mechanisms; 2)
glycol-engineered neural stem cells to improve brain outcome after
cardiac arrest. 3) Stem cell surface modification to promote nerve
regeneration after peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs). The research
projects of our team focus on these aims to investigate
electrophysiological and cellular mechanisms of brain injury after
cardiac arrest with therapeutic intervention such as stem cell
therapy and target temperature management, including using in vitro
and in vivo models for brain monitoring by EEG and somatosensory
evoked potentials. Our primary goals are to develop new therapeutic
strategies for brain injury after cardiac arrest and elucidating
the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. In the PNI
project, we will enhance adipose stem cell adhesion and
differentiation in vitro via stem cell surface modification, and
improve nerve regeneration after critical-sized nerve repair to
explore related therapeutic mechanisms.
The position is available with NIH funding for immediate occupancy
for a 1-2 year appointment, contingent on background, experience,
and performance. Individuals who are interested should submit a
detailed CV, a brief statement including a research plan, interests
and skills, three references, and a short description of their
doctoral training and future research goals.
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A successful candidate
will have a strong work ethic,
possess interdisciplinary skills and hands-on experience in
conducting cellular and animal studies based on a detailed
understanding of the neuroscience of brain disease, have excellent
organizational and communication skills and critical thinking
abilities, and be able to submit individual training grants and
supervise junior lab members.
We are looking for a highly motivated, independent, and
career-oriented research individual with an excellent publication
record, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell biology or a related
field, or neuroengineering and with hands-on experience in
translational animal models. Excellent oral and written
communication skills are necessary. Strong cellular and molecular
biology and translational neuroscience (small animal surgery)
training are required. Candidates must have first-author
publications, a solid publication record, and proven research
ability in two or more of these areas:
a) basic experimental or translational neuroscience research
interests in ischemia brain injury or stroke, peripheral nerve
b) stem cell or exosomes therapy,
c) In vivo electrophysiology, signal processing, or brain imaging
(PET or MRI),
d) therapeutic hypothermia,
e) Other lab experience is helpful but not required: patch-clamp,
brain slice cultures, optogenetics, and bioluminescence.