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Postdoctoral Scholar

Employer
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)
Location
Memphis, Tennessee (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Discipline
Health Science
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

Job Details

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar for blood-brain-barrier (BBB) mechanisms in a mouse model of vascular dementia including endothelial-glial and white matter pathologies. A full-time postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Pharmacology, Addiction and Toxicology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). This position is under full supervision of the PI (Francesca-Fang Liao). She/he should have prolific knowledge in studying molecular and cellular mechanism of neurodegeneration. Prior scientific background in neurodegenerative diseases is strongly preferred. The new hire will be required to have strong training background in biochemistry and in molecular and cell biology and will be responsible for performing all the experiments proposed for this project, including mouse learning memory behaviors, Western blot analysis and qRT-PCR, quantitative histology and RNAseq analysis. The selected candidate will have good communication skills and will be responsible for data presentation in lab meeting.

 

 

 

 
 

Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. on Molecular Neuroscience or Neuropharmacology. She/he should have prolific experience in and skills in neuroscience and bioinformatics. Prior scientific background in Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and dementia research is strongly preferred.

Background Experience/ Specialty Skills: She/he should have prolific experience in and skills in neuroscience and bioinformatics. Prior scientific background in Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation and dementia research is strongly preferred.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and generally matching to NIH guideline. The position will come with an excellent benefit package (http://www.uthsc.edu/postdoc/benefits.php).

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

.Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boats attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

 

Company

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), founded in 1911, is an accredited university that is part of the statewide University of Tennessee system. UTHSC includes the Colleges of Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. In Memphis, UTHSC is affiliated with many hospitals, including Methodist University Hospital, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. UTHSC also has campuses in Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, as well as practice and education sites throughout the State. UTHSC, and its six colleges, provide educational and research opportunities to approximately 3500 professional and graduate students and 120 postdoctoral fellows. Founded in 1928, The College of Graduate Health Sciences (CGHS) is one of the six colleges in our dynamic UTHSC campus. Our mission is to improve the knowledge about human health through education, research, and public service, with an emphasis on improving the health of Tennesseans. The CGHS mission is part of the overall mission of The University of Tennessee and UTHSC . Research training is provided by the CGHS to both postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The Postdoctoral Office was established in 2007, with the charge to provide appropriate infrastructure support for postdocs and their mentors. The overall goal of the Postdoc Office is to help ensure and enhance the quality and quantity of postdocs and their training experience. The Postdoctoral Office works with the UT Postdoc Association and the Postdoc Advisory Committee. We also support the National Postdoc Association. The Postdoctoral Office has specific responsibility for developing and overseeing policies that relate to postdoc training and work conditions as outlined in the UTHSC Postdoctoral Fellow Handbook and the Compact. In addition, we provide support and services for our postdoc fellows and their faculty mentors. In addition to the Postdoctoral Office, the CGHS offers graduate-level instruction leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, and Master of Dental Science degrees in the programs of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Nursing Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Speech and Hearing Science. Specialized education beyond the baccalaureate level through advanced study and research training prepares our graduates for careers in academia, industry, and government. Combined professional/Ph.D. are available for exceptionally qualified graduate students.
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Location
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TN
38163
US

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