Post-doctoral Fellow

Post-doctoral Fellow

University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Post-Doctoral Position Available at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair

Highly-motivated postdoctoral fellows are sought to train via the NIH T32 training mechanism at the Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Penn Center for Brain Injury and Repair has been in existence for more than 30 years and comprises a highly-integrated research team studying the acute and chronic effects of neurotrauma and neural repair mechanisms.
The NIH-NINDS T32 Brain Injury Training Grant (BITG) Research Fellowship Program within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine seeks to train individuals at the post-doctoral level (MD or PhD) with exceptional promise for research careers in CNS injury and repair. Training will focus on a variety of research skills and will incorporate both basic and clinical faculty with broad expertise in neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, bioengineering, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, neuropathology, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, and neural repair. The focus of research will include traumatic brain injury, CNS injury, stroke, and post-traumatic epilepsy, as well as treatment strategies for these disorders. The desired outcome is to launch these individuals on successful careers that focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms of CNS injury and potential therapies to improve the clinical outcome of these disorders.

The preferred applicant will have a strong track record in research, an understanding of research methodology, and excellent writing and interpersonal skills. Applicants should have a broad neuroscience background as well as an interest in neurotrauma, neurodegeneration or mechanisms of neural repair. A PhD, MD, or equivalent degree is required. T32 applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US, however, non-resident applicants will be considered for other open post-doctoral fellowships in the Center.

The University of Pennsylvania offers a diverse research environment with many collaborative opportunities. To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter to


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Post-doctoral Fellow