Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Visiting Researcher for the Department of Neurosurgery within the Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Visiting Scholar will conduct full-time basic and translational research working on projects related to understanding the cellular and molecular basis of the development of epilepsy, especially in the context of adenosine and adenosine kinase. We aim to identify mechanisms that can be translated into new scientific perspectives and successful therapeutic intervention towards the prevention of epilepsy. Therefore, the Visiting Scholar will contribute to the lab's research program by investigating such mechanisms mediating the progression of epilepsy and intervention which can halt the progression of the disease.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Performs specialized laboratory experiments using various methods including immunohistochemistry, EEG recording, stereotaxic surgery, and rodent behavioral analysis.
Performs histological, molecular biological, and bio-informatical analysis.
Presents research in scientific meetings.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or other relevant biological or medical science.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in biochemical, genetic, molecular or cell biological techniques, mouse or experimental systems and a record of publication commensurate with level of training.
Proficient in spoken and written English.
This assignment begins on or about August 1, 2021 for approximately one year. This appointment may be renewed for an additional 6-12 months at the PI's request contingent upon appropriate visa status.
This is a grant-funded position contingent upon the availability of funds to support it.
Posting Number: 21ST1483
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 133981
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