Date Posted: Jan 29, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Motivated candidates (preferably with spinal cord injury research background) are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral position to study axonal repair using mouse models of spinal cord injury. The Zheng lab is in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, La Jolla, California. The lab focuses on axon growth and regeneration after central nervous system (CNS) injury. Molecular biology, mouse genetics, viral vectors, in vitro neuronal culture, in vivo spinal cord injury models, optical in vivo imaging and CLARITY 3D imaging are some of the tools used in our research. Recent projects focused on a new signaling pathway in neuronal and glial responses to injury and age-dependent changes in neuronal responses to injury. Excellent possibilities exist to collaborate with local scientists in neuroscience, genomics and other disciplines. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via email to the principal investigator: Dr. Binhai Zheng (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor of Neurosciences, with a letter of interest, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references who are familiar with the candidate’s work. Preference will be given to recent Ph.D. graduates in neuroscience or a related field with relevant research experience.