Assistant Researcher, CNS Regeneration
Posted 22 Apr 2014
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, U.S.A.
Dr. Aileen Anderson
Gross Hall Stem Cell Research Center
2030 Gross Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, Ca 92697
The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders is seeking an Assistant Research Professional, Step I, to focus on central nervous system regeneration research, testing the role of innate immune cells and signalling in neural stem cell fate, migration and integration in rodent models of spinal cord injury, and the mechanisms underlying these interactions/effects.
Requirements: A Ph.D. with extensive experience in innate immune cells and function, stem cell biology, and neuroscience. Excellent communication skills.
Minimum qualifications: This position requires the candidate to hold a Ph.D in biology or neurobiology. Minimum skills include the ability to culture and analyze primary innate immune cells and cell lines, including polymorphonuclear neutrophils, macrophages, and microglia; culture and rodent spinal transplantation of pluripotent and fetal-derived human neural stem cells; fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS); magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) and flow cytometry; animal models of spinal cord injury; and stereological quantification of sectioned brain and spinal cord.