Purdue University, a leading research and education institute based in Indiana, is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the fields of neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases research. The position will involve working on research projects seeking to understand the pathological mechanisms of motor and sensory deficits. This includes motor dysfunction result from ionic channel abnormalities, and pathological behavior stemming from local physical and chemical disturbances. The electrophysiological expression of various channels of interest will be assessed at levels of dorsal root ganglion, spinal cord, and brain, using both in vitro and in vivo rodent models. The technologies involved will be mainly extracellular or intracellular potential recording and imaging isolated tissues and neurons.
The ideal candidate will possess significant knowledge related to fundamental electrophysiological techniques in neuroscience and quantitative data analysis. In addition, solid experiences with rodent surgery on brain and spinal cord would be preferred. Prior experiences with single cell and/or live animal field potential recording would be a plus. The successful applicant should be able to work well with groups in a team setting. Good command of written and spoken English is preferred. Minimum requirement for the position: PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, engineering or a related discipline. This person will join an active multidisciplinary research team in the Center for Paralysis Research. There will also be opportunity for collaboration with the large neuroscience community at Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.
This is initially a three-year, full-time position, with the high possibility of being renewed for a longer period based on funding and satisfactory performance.
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