Description. A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy. The individual will work in the field of neuroscience/molecular pharmacology and investigate the neuroinflammatory processes that are associated with epilepsies caused by status epilepticus or malignant glioma. The research will elucidate the molecular mechanisms whereby normal brains are transformed to generate epileptic seizures (i.e., acquired epileptogenesis) using pharmacological and genetic strategies. The studies being conducted will also focus on identifying molecular targets to interrupt epileptogenesis (PMID: 27062228) and/or gliomagenesis (PMID: 28718447). For more information, please visit our laboratory webpage or read our publications.
Located in the center of the Memphis Medical District, the UTHSC and its affiliates including Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provide an outstanding biomedical research community with a solid commitment to postdoctoral training. The UT College of Pharmacy is currently ranked No. 17 in the USA by U.S. News & World Report and is among the top 20 pharmacy schools receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This position provides multiple opportunities for career development in both academia and pharmaceutical industry for those who are interested in CNS drug discovery.
Qualifications. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in neuroscience, molecular pharmacology, biomedical science, or a related field. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Candidates should be self-motivated and have a track record of creativity and productivity, as evidenced by relevant publications. Applicants with advanced skills in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, and animal research are highly desired. Research experience in neuroinflammation, epilepsy, and/or glioma is a plus.
Compensation. The salary is $48,000 per year (NIH standard) plus full benefits and medical insurance. The initial appointment is for one year, with continuation for three years contingent on performance.
Interested individuals should send a CV, a statement of research interests/experience and career goals, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Jianxiong Jiang (email: email@example.com). Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled.