Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Hyung Jin Ahn), the Postdoctoral Fellow will be responsible for conducting research focused on studying the crosstalk between the cerebrovascular system and the nervous system to understand molecular mechanism underlying cerebrovascular deficits in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our laboratory recently developed a novel fiber optic method for measuring vascular reactivity in freely moving animals. Therefore, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be primarily engaged in conducting experiments focused on the molecular mechanism underlying cerebrovascular deficits in AD pathogenesis, using fiberoptic spectroscopy combined with chemogenetics, MRI and immunohistochemistry in genetically modified mouse/rat AD models. Some of the projects involve collaborations with researchers at Rutgers Brain Health institute, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell medical college.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs various research and technical operations relative to ongoing investigatory activities of a laboratory; may conduct independently, or as assigned, specialized research for a particular project.
Assists in the conducting of continuous program of research and development regarding new procedures. and instrumentation functions of the laboratory.
As requested, assists in the implementation of the programs and projects in special areas of interest to the overall research program of the laboratory.
Performs highly skilled biochemical, molecular biology, fiberoptic spectroscopy combined with chemogenetics, and immunohistochemistry using genetically modified mouse/rat AD models.
Contributes to writing manuscripts and reviews articles that directly result from his/her research.
Maintains a proper data notebook pursuant to the standards of the Department and the PI.
Assists in training and mentoring graduate students and technicians.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or an M.D with research experience in biomedical/bioengineering sciences or neuroscience.
The candidate is expected to be proficient in spoken and written English.
Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be able to work independently.
Candidates in all-but-degree status will also be considered.
Experience in in vivo imaging and/or chemogenetics is highly preferred.
Posting Number: 20ST0033
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 108822
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