A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to conduct research in the field of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury. The ideal candidate will be an MD, PhD or MD, PhD graduate with a strong background or interest in neuroscience, stroke and neurocritical care. The project will involve a multidisciplinary approach combining: culturing of human and murine cell lines (endothelia, microglia, and neurons), transfection of cells with siRNA and shRNA, breeding of Cre-Loxp mice, handling and dissection of mice and collection of brain tissue for molecular and cellular assays, isolation and culturing of mouse primary brain endothelia cells, microglia, neurons, isolation and analysis of RNA from cells and tissues (real-time PCR, RNA-seq), confocal microscopy, western blot. Experience with molecular biology and/or next generation sequencing techniques (e.g., bioinformatics, targeted NGS panels, RNA-Seq, WES) is desirable but not required. The candidate must be a self-starter, motivated, and enthusiastic scientist. It is anticipated that the individuals selected will take responsibility for designing and carrying out research projects, assembling results of research into manuscripts for publications, and participate in laboratory maintenance. Additionally, the individuals will participate in the preparation of grants for submission to funding agencies and in providing guidance and assistance to other student members of the laboratory.
The postdoctoral researcher will work under the guidance of Dr. Xuefang Sophie Ren, MD, Phd. (Assistant professor, Department of Neurosurgery). To apply for this position, send your CV with names/contact info of 3 references to Xuefang.Ren@uth.tmc.edu
Dr. Ren Laboratory website
Salary will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage of postdoctoral research trainees set by the U.S. Department of Labor. Full-scale state employee benefits will be provided in general. Houston is a dynamic world-class city that is alive with energy and rich in culture, history, diversity, sports, music and cuisine. Located in Texas Medical Center that is the biggest medical center worldwide, UTHSC Houston is an excellent academic environment and provides plentiful opportunities for career development.
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