Postdoctoral Openings

Below are listed curernt postdoctoral openings within our deparments. Please follow each posting's instructions to apply.

Neurodegeneration

Dr. Linda Van EldikSanders-Brown Center on Aging
Position:
 Postdoctoral Scientist
Description: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Linda Van Eldik in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky. The successful candidate will work on mechanistic and translational research projects focused on the detrimental inflammatory and neurodegenerative responses that contribute to pathophysiology in mouse models of CNS disorders, especially traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). One project is defining the role of the stress-related kinase, p38α MAPK, in regulating the TBI-induced up-regulation of proinflammatory molecules that lead to disease-relevant neuropathology and behavioral impairments. Through the use of novel mouse models and CNS-penetrant experimental therapeutics, we are defining when, where, and how the p38α MAPK can be targeted for beneficial outcomes.
Requirements: PhD or MD/PhD in an area relevant to pharmacology or neuroscience. Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills, a solid publication record, and appropriate experience. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in one of the following areas: 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, or related neurological disease research is also desirable.
To apply: E-mail a single PDF containing a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and career goals, a CV, and contact information for three references to linda.vaneldik@uky.edu.

Down's Syndrome Research

Dr. Elizabeth HeadSanders-Brown Center on Aging
Position:
 Postdoctoral Scholar
Description: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Head in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky. The successful candidate will work on various aspects of their Down Syndrome aging study, which is one of the few such studies ongoing in the United States.  The study is multidisciplinary and encompasses clinical, neuroimaging, and basic science research.  They are inviting applicants with an interest in neuroimaging studies of aging and dementia in DS.
Requirements: PhD or MD/PhD or equivalent degree.  Previous experience with analyzing neuroimaging data (e.g., DTI, T2*, FLAIR, MRS, ASL) is required.  Must have excellent writing and communication skills, and an outstanding publication record. Preference will be given to individuals with an interest in molecular biology.
To apply: Please include a CV and cover letter along with the online UKJobs application.  The application deadline has been extended to January 31, 2018.

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