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.

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