We are actively seeking a dedicated post-doctoral fellow with a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical science, biomolecular engineering, bioengineering or a biology-related discipline.
The new team member will join an interdisciplinary molecular & cellular imaging research program and will work on several multidisciplinary projects, including (but not be limited to): 1) Using multi-modal imaging (MRI, PET & SPECT) and complementary histology & immunohistochemistry (IHC) validation techniques to probe the pathogenesis of neuro-oncology related pathologies. 2) Elucidating the mechanism of action of several theranostic agents & bioengineering strategies to enhance the delivery of drugs & nanoparticles to diseased tissues.
While these projects will all involve small animal imaging, prior experience with small animal imaging is not required, but is a plus. However, prior experience with preclinical rodent models for either neuro-oncology, oncology, or neuroscience applications is required. Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, cell-based assays, cell transfection & transduction techniques, histology & immunohistochemisty, optical microscopy & image processing/analysis, and small animal surgery is also required. Experience in molecular biology techniques (flow cytometry, RNA & protein extraction, and western blots) are a plus, but not required.
A strong commitment to the projects and a desire to learn new techniques is required. Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a group setting are important. Opportunities will be available for the post-doctoral fellow to attend and present at scientific meetings.
This position is available immediately for a three-year period, with renewable annual appointments pending satisfactory performance. This position will remain open until filled. The salary will follow NIH guidelines and will be commensurate with experience. If interested in this position, please send: 1) A copy of your curriculum vitae; 2) A cover letter outlining research experience and qualifications; 3) Contact information of 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org