We are looking for an enthusiastic post-doc or staff Scientist to conduct preclinical and mechanistic studies on neuromusculoskeletal disorders (e.g., neuroprotection and functional recovery, and/or bone loss) after spinal cord injury. The selected candidate will receive training that enhances the individual’s professional development and future formation of his/her own career. He or she will help design and conduct a research project (s) within the area of active research of the Principal Investigator. The individual will be working in a vibrant community of scientists and clinical investigators with a focus on medical problems affecting those with spinal cord injury. This National Center of Excellence is part of a larger VA and University medical center with a broad and dynamic program of biomedical research. This position will provide valuable experience for a future in either academia or industry.
Specific job requirements will be, but are not limited to, the following:
1) A few years of experience in the study of related disciplines is preferred, but a candidate at an entrance level could also be considered.
2) Familiarity with techniques for producing contusion spinal cord injury in small animals and the assessment of post-injury motor behavior (e.g., BBB locomotor scale method) is also preferred. The individual is expected to perform animal surgery and care.
3) Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
4) An ability to work with a multidisciplinary research team.