Postdoctoral Fellow/Anatomy and Neurobiology

University of Tennessee

Memphis, TN

ID: 7069710
Posted: September 11, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in Dr. Tauheed Ishrat lab, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The postdoctoral fellow will lead a project that utilizes gene knockdown, molecular biology and neurobehavioral approaches to study neurovascular protection mechanisms in experimental stroke. The postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a team and contribute intellectual and technical expertise to the lab's broader communication and interpersonal skills.

Applicant versed in rodent (mouse/rat) models of stroke (MCAO) surgery, functional/behavior outcomes tests (motor, cognitive), stereotaxic injection, genotyping, basic molecular techniques, neuronal culture/isolation and immunohistochemistry is highly favored.

Major duties and responsibilities:

• Conducting experiments utilizing the following biology techniques: genotyping, Western blotting, PCR, cell culture, immunofluorescence.

• Performing experimental stroke research in animal and cell-based models.

• Prepare laboratory reagents, buffers, and culture media.

• Writing, submitting and publishing original research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

• Attaining and presenting in national/international conferences.

• Effectively communicating in a timely fashion with the PI on a regular basis/lab meetings.

• Assisting with the daily operations of the laboratory and other members of the laboratory.


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