Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, has a federally-funded postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge Shock, Trauma and Neuroscience Research Laboratory7.6.2018
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, has a federally-funded postdoctoral position open in a cutting-edge Shock, Trauma and Neuroscience Research Laboratory that focuses on immunologic response to traumatic brain injury (TBI), trauma, and hemorrhagic shock.
The candidate will lead studies in the following areas:
1) persistent pain due to mild traumatic brain injury in adults: alterations of brain function, central sensitization, and inflammatory processes;
2) monocyte/macrophage transcriptional response to TBI in rodent models of mild TBI and polytrauma;
3) mechanisms of immune modulating therapy on the anatomic, physiologic, and transcriptional response to TBI, polytrauma, and hemorrhagic shock;
4) characterization of a model of mild TBI (concussion) for the long-term study of microglial and macrophage gene expression and response to immune modulating therapy; and
5) precision typing to determine sensitivity and tolerance of TBI and hemorrhagic shock.
Competitive salary and benefit package.
· Process and analyze clinical blood samples derived from mild TBI patients, and assist in quantitative sensory testing of patient volunteers.
· Induce experimental traumatic brain injury alone or combined with polytrauma in rodents; harvest and process brain, muscle, bone, and viscera; perform and analyze advanced flow cytometry/cell sorting; administer, and collect and analyze RNA sequencing data.
· Supervise students and other techs working in the lab.
· Help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
Candidates must be highly self-motivated and self-sufficient with PhD or MD. A strong background in immunology and flow cytometry is a requirement and some background in neuroscience and pain would be preferred. Experience with rodent models is ideal. Experience with RNA sequencing is desired.
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Contact Fletcher White at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
Indiana University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.