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Postdoctoral position in spinal cord injury lab

Hiring Organization:
Stanford University Department of Comparative Medicine

Date Posted:
2014-06-17

Position Description:
A small and dynamic neurobiology lab in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on aspects of neuronal and cellular plasticity/circuit remodeling following spinal cord injury. The successful applicant will work on rodent and nonhuman primate models of sensorimotor pathway reorganization following experimental manipulations. They should have a strong background in mammalian neurobiology, preferably some behavioral training and analysis experience in rodents and/or nonhuman primates, strong wet lab skills including immunocytochemistry, dissection, tissue preparation, data collection and analysis. We also use ICMS and electrophysiological mapping techniques. Applicants with experience/interest in CLARITY, or EM are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant should also have good communication skills, and experience working well in a group as well as independently. They will be encouraged to help with the preparation of scientific papers for publication, and will be expected to present research at scientific meetings.

Qualifications/Experience:
PhD in neurobiology, and demonstrable interest in the field of neuronal plasticity following injury. Stanford is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Salary/funding:
Commensurate with experience

Term of Appointment:
1-2 years - continuation commensurate with funding

Application Deadline:
ongoing until position filled

Comments:
To apply, please forward resume, cover letter with statement of goals, and names of three references directly to Dr. Corinna Darian-Smith, PhD, cdarian@stanford.edu

Contact Information:
Corinna Darian-Smith, PhD
300 Pasteur Drive, Edwards Building R350
Stanford, CA 94305-5342
USA

Telephone Number:
650-736-0969

E-mail Address:
cdarian@stanford.edu

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