University of Utah Post Doc Res Assoc in Epilepsy Research in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 03/06/2019

Requisition Number PRN19816B

Job Title Post Doc Res Assoc

Working Title Post Doc Res Assoc in Epilepsy Research

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00276 - Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range NIH Payscale

Close Date 06/06/2019

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The Wilcox laboratory is seeking a highly motivated and energetic postdoctoral fellow to work at the interface between basic epilepsy research and therapy development in the department of Pharmacology & Toxicology. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and will followNIHguidelines. The proposed research will capitalize on the use of the firstCNSinfection-induced mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) to perform state of the art in vivo and in vitro 2-photon imaging experiments using our innovative genetically encoded calcium indicating protein toolkit. In addition, transgenic mice will be employed to studyTLEin interacting networks of neurons and microglial cells during the process of epileptogenesis to test the hypothesis that tumor necrosis alpha signaling from microglia to neurons contributes to seizure generation followingCNSinfection.

Responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a project implementing in vivo and in vitro 2 photon calcium imaging of microglia in a mouse model of infection-induced temporal lobe epilepsy for a newly fundedNIHgrant. Design, execute, and analyze imaging experiments related to the project. Numerous opportunities for in vitro electrophysiology experiments related to projects exist. Prepare and write manuscripts based on experimental data and present work at meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience, bioengineering, pharmacology, or a closely related field. Experience with 2 photon microscopy, videoEEG,MATLAB, neuroimmunology, and/or animal models of neurological diseases is preferred. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and work well in a team setting.

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Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.