Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in Barbara S. Stonestreet, M.D.’s Perinatal Brain Laboratory at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Department of Pediatrics - Wom- en & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI.
The overall goals of our laboratory are to study the development of the blood-brain barrier and the effects of injury on the blood-brain barrier development such as ischemia and inflammation related injury. We study these effects in neonatal rodents. The other major area of interest of our laboratory is neuroprotective strategies using two a unique patented neuroprotective agents, inter-alpha inhibitor proteins and purine derivatives. The projects involve small animal surgery, molecular and immunohistochemical analysis of the neurovascular unit and brain parenchymal cells and uses state-of-the art imaging etc.
The candidate will work in a highly-productive scientific environment with the PI, lab technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. Therefore, the candidate will employ innovative approaches to generate high quality data that the candidate is expected to communicate with the research community. The candidate will receive comprehensive mentoring in research and grant writing, has to be highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed, and have an outstanding work ethic.
Requirements: Preference will be given to individuals with PhD and/or MD (MS or recent graduate could be considered) in neuroscience/pharmacology/or related disciplines; expertise with in vivo animal experimentation and hands-on experience with along with neuroscience expertise; familiarity with neuroscience bench work techniques, including molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, antibody, protein production, and proven writing ability. Experience with surgical procedures (large animal and/or Vannucci neonatal rat models), neurobehavioral, MRI, radioactive materials, data acquisition, and statistical analysis is preferred. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and appropriate experience.
Availability: Jan, 2022
Preferred Experience: Neonatal rat models and neuroscience