Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in stem cell biology/Neuroscience/ Neurobiology with related publications is required for this position.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: The Postdoctoral Associate, with experience in both in vivo and in vitro, will use methods such as making animal models for stroke and TBI, ICV injection, animal behavioral test, 2-photon live brain imaging, primary cell cultures of neurons, neural stem cells, bone marrow stem cells or vascular cells, gene modification and regulation, flow cytometry, Western blot, qRT-PCR, ELISA, and immunohistochemistry to perform research experiments in the Neurosurgery Department. Individuals who have experience in bone marrow stem cell/hematopoietic stem cell biology and pathology, vascular biology, neural stem cell biology, dendritic spine plasticity, molecular biology, flow cytometry, and live brain imaging are preferred. Job responsibilities include making a mouse model of traumatic brain injury and/or stroke, performing neurobehavioral testing such as water maze, elevated plus maze, novel object recognition, Rota-Rod, and forced swimming, performing bone marrow isolation and bone marrow transplantation, blood collection, flow cytometry, 2-photon live brain imaging, confocal imaging, brain sectioning, and immunohistochemistry, injecting cells or drugs subcutaneously, intravenously or intracerebrally, tissue gene expression and protein quantification, cell adhesion and cell-cell interaction, and performing CLARITY and whole brain imaging.
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