The Laboratory of Neurotrauma and Repair at Virginia Tech is looking for highly motivated Postdoctoral Associates with expertise in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. The successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary research project focused on murine models of traumatic brain injury and peripheral innate immune regulation. Qualified candidates will be expected to work in a team environment investigating immune-glial-endothelial cell interactions in regulating trauma-mediated tissue damage and recovery. Our multidisciplinary approach requires an in-depth understanding of the biochemical, molecular and cellular neuroinflammation in CNS injury models. Candidates will work alongside additional team members in the VT-School of Neuroscience, Fralin Life Science Institute and The Center for Regenerative Medicine.
Primary duties include TBI surgery and brain tissue processing, flow cytometry, RNA expression analysis (including sequencing), multi-photon imaging, stereology and extensive histopathology and confocal imaging. Additional skills requested include qPCR, Western blot analysis, single cell microbead isolation, and tissue culture. Data analysis and manuscript preparation will be conducted. The candidate will be expected to attend lab meetings, train undergraduate and graduate students, maintain laboratory spaces in a clean and good working order and maintain a high level of organization in data collection and storage. For qualified candidates, opportunities exist for participation in R/K grant writing course and submission for external funding.
For more information contact:
Michelle Theus, PhD
Co-Director Translational Biology Medicine and Health graduate program
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Affiliate, Biomedical Engineering and School of Neuroscience
Virginia Polytechinic Institute and State University
Life Sciences I; rm 249 (MC0910)
970 Washington St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061