Postdoctoral Associate - Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (54914)
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for a collaborative project in the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND) at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The project is supported by the Douglas Andersen Facial Pain Research Foundation. The position will focus on developing and characterization of rAAV vectors that can be delivered to the trigeminal nerve and blunt/block pain signaling. Optimization of peripheral nerve, trigeminal nerve rAAV delivery coupled with an ability to evaluate a large number of possible biotherapeutics encoded within the rAAV vector will enable the development of a gene therapy that could result in a permanent cure for trigeminal neuralgia.
Successful applicant will have an access to i) a variety of animal models, ii) state-of-the-art imaging; iii) rAAV based toolkit to manipulate gene expression and deliver novel biotherapeutics.
Required: Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Pharmacology or other relevant fields.
Preferred Qualifications: A background in pain research, animal models of pain, surgical procedures in mice and rats and be willing to work in a highly collaborative environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applications must include a full CV, cover letter and list of references.
Review of applicants will begin November 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Selected candidate will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/ .
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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