POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (Neuroscience)
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / NBHISU Neuroscience
Scope of Job:
Trainee position to pursue research as a vital component of their
educational mission and professional career development. Works
under minimal supervision with some latitude in the use of
initiative and independent judgment in research and/or teaching.
Performs teaching and/or research work as required within the
classroom and/or project assigned.
Testing the analgesic efficacy and safety of several compounds as
well as evaluating the therapeutic mechanism of action using
behavioral, biochemical, pharmacological assays. The activities
expected to be performed in this position include study design,
execution of various experiments, data collection, data
interpretation, laboratory supplies, and daily operations of the
Description of Duties:
The following is a listing of typical duties that may be applicable
to the position:
Test the analgesic efficacy and safety of several compounds as well
as evaluating the therapeutic mechanism of action using behavioral,
biochemical, pharmacological assays. The activities expected to be
performed in this position include study design, execution of
various experiments, data collection, data interpretation,
laboratory supplies, and daily operations of the lab. Establish and
maintain successful interactions / collaborations.
Conduct experiments to understand the pain. The type of pain we are
interested in is chronic neuropathic pain, including HIV-associated
neuropathic pain. We are interested in pain and Alzheimer’s disease
comorbidities. Testing the analgesic efficacy of various compounds
individually or in combination. Looking for the potential mechanism
involved and the potential side effects. Conduct several behavioral
experiments in rodents (e.g., pain-like behaviors, cognitive
functions), and biochemistry and cell biology. Analyze and
interpret the results of experiments. Prepare reports and papers
for publication in refereed journals. Assist with lab management
duties such as maintaining and troubleshooting lab equipment and
ensuring lab safety protocols are followed. Ensure compliance with
ethical guidelines in conducting research, especially when dealing
with hazardous materials and/or biological samples. Participate in
departmental activities and contribute to academic and scientific
General direction from the assigned supervisor.
Doctoral degree from an accredited University (based on funding
restrictions degree may need to have been conferred within a set
period of time previous to assuming position).
Experience working with animals and the ability to work in a team
and think independently.
Use of personal computer and proficiency in software and research
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Standard office environment.
This is a trainee position subject to a specific time as agreed to
by stakeholders. Communication skills and fluent spoken and written
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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