Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Ilia Baskakov

Contact

Send a curriculum vitae, a letter stating research interest, and contact information for three references to: Ilia Baskakov, baskakov@som.umaryland.edu.

Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Ilia Baskakov,at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The lab is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated junior postdoctoral fellow with strong interests in chronic inflammation associated with neurodegenerative diseases. The project will focus on elucidating the role of chronic inflammation in prion and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Requirements

Experience in one or several areas including animal pathology, primary cell cultures, immunohistochemistry, histopathology, molecular imaging, glycolchemistry, and analysis of gene expression are highly desirable. Knowledge and expertise in functional states of microglia/astrocytes, neurovascular units are highly desirable. Successful candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in neuroscience, cellular or molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or related disciplines. The doctoral degree should be within one year from the application. Candidates are expected to have analytical skills and be proficient in oral and written communication.