A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jianxiong Jiang at the University of Cincinnati (UC). This NIH-funded position will involve a combination of genetic and pharmacological tools to study neuroinflammation in neurological diseases such as epilepsy and glioblastoma, and to develop novel therapeutics to treat these conditions. Our lab uses a variety of technologies and experimental systems, e.g., chemical genetics, cell- and tissue-specific gene manipulation, time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET), RNA interference (RNAi), multiplex cytokine/chemokine assay, neuropathology, video electroencephalogram (VEEG) and behavioral neuroscience, to study how prostaglandin signaling regulates chronic brain inflammation and degeneration, and the subsequent behavioral changes. In particular, we attempt to unlock the molecular and cellular basis whereby normal brains become epileptic.
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Competitive applicants will possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and should be highly self-motivated with a track record of creativity and productivity. Prior experience in animal study is preferred. Experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology is also desirable. The UC Academic Health Center and the affiliated Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center offer an outstanding neuroscience community. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to learn cutting-edge technologies and enjoy the multicultural life in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
Interested candidates should apply online at www.jobsatuc.com referring to position number 214UC0324. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Jianxiong Jiang, Ph.D. (email@example.com)…