Assist with research design and implementation by performing molecular/cellular studies for axonal RNA transport & translation and cell signaling; Develop pipeline for high throughput analysis for protein aggregation and axon growth using cell lines and primary neuron models ; Perform molecular/cellular studies for peripheral nerve and spinal cord injuries using in vivo and in vitro models involving skilled surgical procedures on mice and rats with a dissecting microscope under sterile conditions for peripheral nerve injury, micro-injection of sensory ganglia and spinal cord, and central nerve injury in mice and rats; Prepare progress reports, contribute to scholarly works for presentation and publication; Present data and research progress at group meetings and other venues that encourage collaboration
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Biology or closely related field and the ability to contribute immediately to a nationally recognized research program in neurotherapeutics.
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.