Indiana University School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge Shock, Trauma and Neuroscience Research Laboratory that focuses on immunologic response to traumatic brain injury (TBI), trauma and hemorrhagic shock. The candidate will lead studies in the following areas: 1) monocyte/macrophage transcriptional response to TBI in rodent models of TBI and polytrauma and clinical samples derived from mild TBI patients; 2) mechanisms of immune modulating therapy on the anatomic, physiologic, and transcriptional response to TBI, polytrauma, and hemorrhagic shock; 3) characterize a model of mild TBI (concussion) for the long-term study of microglial and macrophage gene expression and response to immune modulating therapy; and 4) precision typing to determine sensitivity and tolerance of TBI and hemorrhagic shock.
To induce experimental traumatic brain injury alone or combined with polytrauma in rodents, harvest and process brain, muscle, bone and viscera, perform and analyze advanced flow cytometry/cell sorting, administer and collect and analyze RNA sequencing data.
Process and analyze clinical blood samples derived from mild TBI patients
To supervise students and other techs working in the lab.
To help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Candidates must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient with PhD or MD. A strong background in immunology and flow cytometry is a requirement and some background in neuroscience would be preferred. Experience with rodent models is ideal. Experience with RNA sequencing is desired.
Department Contact for Questions:
Fletcher A. White, M.S., Ph.D. Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia Director, Anesthesia Research Fellowship Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology Primary Investigator, Stark Neuroscience Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Building 320 West 15th Street, Rm 514D Indianapolis, IN 46202 firstname.lastname@example.org Office 317.274.5164 FAX: 317.274.0067
OAA #: IUSM003892016
Internal Number: 6040
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