Postdoctoral Associate- Cancer Neuroscience

Baylor College of Medicine


R01-funded place (as much as 4 years) for postdoctoral work centered round fundamental mechanisms of glioma-induced neural excitability utilizing cutting-edge neuroscientific strategies in mice. The profitable applicant will independently conduct and analyze experiments involving surgical mouse preparation, in vivo imaging, habits and electrophysiology recordings, design and implementation of experiments to modulate neuronal perform, and design of customized computational evaluation code together with statistical analyses. Different duties embrace scientific publication and presentation of accomplished research, upkeep and group of laboratory tools and animal colony.

The perfect candidate for this place will probably be extremely motivated to work each independently to efficiently execute the required research outlined within the R01 venture, and also will thrive in a extremely collaborative atmosphere the place they work together with neurologists, neuroscientists, tumor biologists, geneticists, veterinarians and different scientists regularly. This venture is extremely interdisciplinary and provides ample alternative to be concerned within the growth of novel experimental approaches on the intersection of neuroscience and most cancers biology.

Job Duties

  • Designs and prepares experiments utilizing current lab procedures as a information, together with surgical manipulation of mice, animal drug administration, fluorescent dye/virus injection, operation of in vivo continual imaging setup together with a mixed two-photon and widefield fluorescence microscope, EEG recording, and behavioral monitoring.
  • Paperwork experimental procedures appropriately.
  • Performs knowledge evaluation: compiles knowledge and organizes for evaluation.
  • Makes use of current computational evaluation code and adapts to particular wants.
  • Performs applicable statistical checks, summarizes and presents knowledge regularly.
  • Performs mouse colony administration: organizes breeder cages, retains data, ensures animal pointers are adopted, transfers animals to/from collaborators, takes tissue samples, runs and paperwork genotyping course of in collaboration with lab technician.
  • Performs lab upkeep: orders routine laboratory reagents, usually performs stock, ensures provides are stocked, schedules common upkeep of biosafety cupboards, fume hoods and many others., in collaboration with lab technician.
  • Helps preserve and replace the IACUC animal and biosafety protocols.
  • Communicates with division workers as wanted for numerous organizational duties.
  • Communicates with the institutional animal care and use committee and heart for comparative drugs to make sure compliance with animal protocol and pointers.

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • MD or Ph.D. in Fundamental Science, Well being Science, or a associated area.
  • No expertise required.

Most popular {Qualifications}

  • Observe report of experimental work or coursework in neuroscience/neurology/tumor biology.
  • Laboratory expertise dealing with and breeding mice.
  • Expertise gathering and analyzing fluorescence microscope pictures, electrophysiological and behavioral knowledge.
  • Expertise analyzing scientific knowledge utilizing MATLAB, Python, or different languages.

Baylor Faculty of Drugs is an Equal Alternative/Affirmative Motion/Equal Entry Employer.



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