Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow for the Brain Health Institute within the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Under the direction of Dr. Tejbeer Kaur, the Post-doctoral Fellow works on a project dedicated to investigating the roles of macrophages and fractalkine signaling in noise-or age-related hearing loss, cochlear synaptopathy and neuropathy. The research involves using genetic mouse models, breeding, weaning, and genotyping, auditory function assessment, tissue harvesting and microdissection, organ culture, immunohistochemistry, confocal imaging of fixed and live tissue, flow cytometry, cell sorting, sequencing, bioinformatics, inner-ear delivery, gene or peptide therapy, basic cellular and molecular biology. Applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience or a relevant field. The incumbent will possess an excellent record of research achievements and expertise in one of the following areas: Inner ear biology, auditory neuroscience, systems physiology, electrophysiology, and cellular, molecular, and computational neuroscience. Opportunities are available to present scientific data at local, national, and international meetings and grant writing mentorship for independent positions.
Among the key duties of this position are the following;
Performs research that will involve managing various mouse colonies, noise exposures, hearing function testing, isolation and microdissections of tissues, multi-label immunohistochemistry, advanced imaging of fixed and live tissue, cellular and molecular biology techniques, cell, and tissue culturing, proteomics, bioinformatics, inner ear delivery of small molecules, genes, or peptides.
Maintains accurate records of individual experimentation and research.
Analyzes, organizes, and presents data at laboratory meetings and major scientific meetings.
Writes and submits abstracts for scientific meetings.
Writes and submits manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Mentors and trains undergraduate and graduate trainees in the lab.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in Neuroscience or a relevant field.
Peer-reviewed publications, excellent training in one of the following areas: Inner ear biology, auditory neuroscience, systems physiology, electrophysiology, and cellular, molecular, and computational neuroscience.
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