Post-doctoral Fellow position in the Kannan Nanomedicine & Neuroinflammation Lab, Johns Hopkins University SOM
Posted: January 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins University SOM
Join a multi-disciplinary group of translational scientists working at the cutting edge of nanomedicine for CNS disorders. Work on clinically relevant projects and animal models to see your science translate from the bench to the bedside.
The Kannan lab at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is looking for motivated individuals who are interested in translational neuroscience and evaluating therapeutics (small molecule drug, proteins/peptides and gene delivery) for applications in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders across the age spectrum working with pre-clinical models of neurologic injury during development and in adulthood. Extensive collaborations between engineering, the Center for Nanomedicine, critical care medicine, pediatrics, drug discovery and neurology/neuroscience are key components of the project
Evaluate novel nanotherapies in pre-clinical neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative models of brain injury such as in neurodevelopmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, PTSD, depression.
Characterize glial responses to therapy using immunohistochemistry, FACS, transcriptomics, metabolomics
Design, co-ordinate and lead multi-disciplinary projects
Data analyses, presentations, manuscript writing
Mentor students and technicians
The candidate must have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD in neuroscience/immunology/neuropharmacology or related fields. Research experience in these areas are highly desired: (1) neuroimmunology/evaluating inflammation and glial responses (2) macrophage/microglia isolation and primary cultures (3) FACS, evaluating microglial/macrophage phenotype (4) microscopy (confocal, fluorescence and/or 2-photon imaging) (5) Rodent behavior (6) EEG. Experience in MRI/DTI/PET imaging in animals, electrophysiology, gene editing techniques, bioinformatics (for single cell transcriptomics, metabolomics) would be an asset.
The candidate should be highly motivated, with excellent communication and writing skills and should be able to interact well with other members of the team.
Johns Hopkins University SOM is an equal opportunity employer and candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.