Date Posted: Mar 5, 2019
We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher to study how Fc gamma antibody receptors activate astrocytes and the consequences of this new activation pathway for neuropathic pain. Investigations will be performed using primary astrocytes in vitro and rat models of neuropathic pain. Experience in working with rodents and a background in pain or immunology is preferred. The position is funded by a Department of Defense grant and is available immediately.
1. Research Activity
• Primary astrocyte isolations and culture
• Live cell imaging
• Luciferase assays and immunoassays
• CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in vitro and in vivo
• Nerve injury surgery
• Intrathecal drug treatments in vivo
• Behavioral assays of pain in rats
• Collect and process ex vivo biological samples including brain and spinal cord
• Immunohistochemistry and microscopy studies on cells and nervous system tissues
• Western blotting and qPCR
• Present results in departmental and national meetings
• Prepare and write manuscripts for publication.
2. Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Learning Skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Communication with faculty and staff within and outside the laboratory.
• Ability to work with others in a highly collaborative manner.
• Good problem-solving abilities.
• Responsible for monitoring laboratory equipment and implementing safety procedures.
• Strong interest in basic and translational research
• Supervision of 1-2 research assistants
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