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Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience (RowanSOM)

Apply now Job no: 496526
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Stratford, New Jersey
Categories: Pre/Post-Doctoral

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Job Description

 

Job Title:                 Post-doctoral fellow

Department:           Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Facility:                   Science Center

Reports To:             Barry Waterhouse

                               

SUMMARY:

The candidate will conduct independent basic scientific research projects in the field of behavioral neuroscience with oversight from the departmental Chair, Dr. Barry Waterhouse, and faculty mentors, Dr. West Niedringhaus and Navarra.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Will perform behavioral experiments to understand how neurological disorders (traumatic brain injury, TBI, and/or Alzheimer’s disease, AD) affect cognitive flexibility
  • Will perform in vivo experiments to identify neural circuits contributing to alterations in learning and cognitive flexibility in rat models of TBI and/or AD. This includes the following techniques:
    • Rat surgeries (stereotaxic surgeries)
    • Complex data analysis for large in vivo sets
    • Histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Will independently conduct scientific research projects
  • Will collect, organize, analyze and interpret data
  • Will write and summarize experiments and methods into manuscript form and perform activities associated with preparation and submission of papers
  • High priority will be given to candidates with experience and interest in the field of behavioral neuroscience, particularly with a focus on cognitive behavioral testing in rodents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

This position requires a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Neuroscience or related field. The successful candidate must have extensive experience with animal research, including surgery and behavioral assessment. The candidate must have a scientific record, written and verbal communication skills, sound analytical and organizational skills, and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.  

NOTE:  Only completed, online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position. 

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