Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the department of Neurosurgery at the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to the research on the molecular and cellular studies of brain cells' compensatory or repair mechanisms in response to brain injury or risk factors of neurodegenerative diseases or psychiatric disorders. Particularly, the Lab will focus on identification of key molecular factors in vascular endothelial cells or oligodendrocytes and their roles in the control of neuronal activity, survival and circuit homeostasis, using cell type-specific approaches.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs basic molecular biology or biochemistry techniques for the studies of DNA, RNA or/and protein.
Performs gene-editing techniques or viral vector construction.
Performs tissue culture techniques (experience with cell lines, primary neurons, oligodendrocytes or endothelial cells).
Performs mouse handling and characterization of transgenic mouse models including dissection of brain regions, surgical techniques including stereotaxic injection, immunohistochemistry or FISH of brain tissue or/and RNAseq or sc/snRNAseq.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Biomedical or Biological Science with high motivation toward basic neuroscience research.
Candidates in all but degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong research background in at least one of the following research areas: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (particularly, studies of brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases or psychiatric disorders), Behavioral studies using rodent models, Genomics, Proteomics, and Molecular Biology or/and Cell Biology.
Posting Number: 21ST0383
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 126943
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