Two NIH funded Postdoctoral/Research Associate Positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Zena Vexler at the University California San Francisco effective December 1, 2019
One Postdoctoral fellow/Research Associate will study the role of microvesicles and exosomes derived from microglial cells as messengers of brain injury and repair after stroke.
Studies will be performed in the in vivo stroke model in neonatal mice and in cultured microglial cells acutely isolated from injured brains.
The second Postdoctoral fellow/Research Associate will examine effects of neonatal stroke on reorganization of neuronal-microglial communications and signallingin relation to long-term functional outcomes.
Positions require PhD in neuroscience/pharmacology or in related disciplines, hands-on experience with animal experimentation, development of biochemical assays and flow cytometry, and familiarity with stroke mechanisms and experimentation.