[visionlist] New Traumatic Brain Injury Neuroscience Post Doctoral Fellow position at JHU APL in Laurel, Maryland

Schwartz, Maria A. Maria.Schwartz at jhuapl.edu
Thu Dec 16 16:37:56 GMT 2010

Traumatic Brain Injury Neuroscience Post Doctoral Fellow #101681@ The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU APL)

JHU APL is seeking an exceptional Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Neuroscience Post Doctoral Fellow to operate in concert with multidisciplinary teams focusing on militarily relevant traumatic brain injuries with the aim to develop novel diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention methods. This person will support new highly creative, groundbreaking discovery work, as well as preclinical development work.

The selected TBI Neuroscience Post Doc Fellow will be responsible for the following duties:

 *   Design, implement and test novel TBI experiments that will lead to scientific discoveries about injury mechanisms.
 *   Performing Rodent Microsurgery including intravenous injection, intracardial perfusion, necropsy, in vivo blood sampling, stereotactic brain surgery and tracheal intubation. Operate experimental equipment to perform blast-induced, blunt and penetrating traumatic brain injury.
 *   Perform rodent functional testing including Motor tests (rotarod, beam walk), Cognitive tests (Water maze, shuttle box test), Behavioral test (open field), Acute reflex recovery, In vivo vital sign measurements (heart rate, respiratory rate, peripheral oxygen saturation) and health status assessment.
 *   Consolidate results into publications and presentations in peer review journals and at conferences.  Advance APL's reputation in the TBI field.

Required:  Ph.D. in Neuroscience with a concentration in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent.  The position demands team-oriented execution and management of time-dependent experiments. Thus, the candidate must have Research experience in experimental traumatic brain injury and/or neurodegenerative diseases; Ability to work independently and with University faculty and students on collaborative research projects.  Laboratory skills required are , qRT-PCR, Cloning, Immunobloting, Immunoprecipitations, Immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization, Confocal microscopy.   Excellent written/oral communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical issues effectively demonstrated by Relevant peer-reviewed publications. US Citizenship - Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information, which includes US citizenship.

Desired:   Experience with 7 Tesla small experimental animal MRI imaging with and without contrast.  Familiarity with methods for neuroimaging and cell/tissue culture experience confers an advantage but is not absolutely required.  Current security clearance.

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a division of the Johns Hopkins University, conveniently located on 365 acres in suburban Maryland midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. APL is a not-for-profit research and development organization with over 4,000 employees dedicated to solving a wide range of complex problems that present critical challenges to the nation. APL's staff and world-class facilities have made the Laboratory a major asset to the nation for more than six decades.

JHU APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a competitive scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu<http://www.jhuapl.edu>.

JHU APL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants should apply online at www.jhuapl.edu/employment<http://www.jhuapl.edu/employment>.  Go to advanced Search and enter 101681 under Job ID No.  or email Maria.schwartz at jhuapl.edu<mailto:Maria.schwartz at jhuapl.edu>.

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