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This position is in the Department of Neuroscience. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate in the laboratory of Dr. Valeria Cavalli at Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Neuroscience, to study the epigenetic and glial control of axon regeneration and new strategies for spinal cord and optic nerve repair. The Cavalli lab studies the epigenetic mechanisms that dictate the regenerative response of neurons in the peripheral nervous system and relate this information to the lack of regenerative capacity in the central nervous system. The lab also studies satellite glial cells, the cells that completely surround sensory neuron soma. Their role in the nerve repair process has remained largely unknown. Using transgenic mouse models together with a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, in vitro and in vivo imaging techniques and single cell sequencing approaches, the Cavalli lab pursues studies to uncover the molecular and cellular pathways induced by peripheral axon injury and understand how they culminate in the activation of a pro-regenerative program. Using human tissue, we are determining whether the findings made in the mouse model system are relevant to human physiology.
Candidates should hold a recent PhD in life sciences with less than 2 years of prior post-doctoral experience and be committed to a career in neuroscience research.
Candidates with experience in molecular/cellular neurobiology and/or epigenetics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates may either participate in ongoing projects and/or develop new independent lines of research related to axon regeneration.
Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should provide 1) a brief statement of research interests and experience 2) C.V. and 3) the name of three references directly via email to:
Valeria Cavalli, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine.
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