About the job Individual will perform clinical and basic research to ascertain the effectiveness and mode of action of ultrasound modulation of the spleen as a novel therapy for COVID-19 and inflammatory disorders.
Duties (clinical research): Coordinate with clinical collaborators to design and obtain IRB approval for splenic ultrasound clinical trials. Perform noninvasive ultrasound therapy on hospitalized COVID-19 patients, and transport biological samples for analysis.
Duties (basic research): Design and perform experiments to determine the mechanism(s) by which splenic ultrasound modulates systemic immune response. Precise techniques may evolve, but are expected to include electrophysiological recordings of splenic and adjacent nerves; extracting, sectioning, immunostaining and imaging relevant structures; measurement of dynamics of monoamine release via cyclic voltammetry in spleen and/or cultured neurons; and analysis of ultrasound-induced changes in gene expression via RNA-Seq.
Other Functions: Writing grants, training students, and communicating with collaborators
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
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PhD in neuroscience or related field
Extensive experience with ultrasound neuromodulation technique
Experience in acquiring, filtering, and analyzing electrophysiologial recording data
Experience in manuscript preparation and submission
Expertise in R, MATLAB and/or Python
Experience in animal research
Experience in human subjects research
Adept at performing microdissections
Experience in immunostaining and imaging tissue
Experience in basic molecular biology techniques
Experience in grant writing
Internal Number: 337579
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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