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Postdoctoral Scholar

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Requisition Number DU07687
Department Name 7H030:SANDERS-BROWN CTR ON AGING
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range NIH scale, $53,760 to $58,608, depending on level of experience
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

PhD

Required Related Experience

Desired experience in inducible conditional knockout mouse models, mouse neuropathology and behavior, primary glia/neuron cell culture, gene expression profiling, pharmacological modulation of glia signaling pathways
Prior experience in AD, TBI, vascular dementia, or related neurological disease research is also desirable.

Required License/Registration/Certification

n/a

Physical Requirements

Sitting at computer work station for long periods of time
Standing for long periods of time
Repetitive motion
Lifting/Carrying up to 15lbs.

Shift

M-F 8am-5pm may require some nights and or weekends

Job Summary

A postdoctoral scientist position is available immediately at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY. We seek a highly motivated, creative, and collaborative individual to work on mechanistic and translational research projects focused on the detrimental inflammatory and neurodegenerative responses that contribute to pathophysiology in a mouse model of comorbid Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A component of this project will utilize a novel brain-penetrant small molecule as an anti-inflammatory strategy to combat inflammatory-related pathophysiology to determine optimal dosing and timing in the comorbid disease environment. Anticipated approaches to delineate comorbid pathophysiology response will include a multifaceted approach harnessing multiphoton vascular imaging in intact animals, flow cytometry and cell sorting for transcriptional profiling, as well as cognitive phenotyping.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

PhD or MD/PhD in an area relevant to pharmacology or neuroscience
Prior experience in AD, TBI, vascular dementia, or related neurological disease research is also desirable.

Deadline to Apply 06/30/2021
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Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-05-14

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