Postdoctoral Fellow

Columbia, MO
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description



 We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral research fellow to investigate the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in neural diseases including stroke using both in vitro model of primary cultured neurons and glial cells and in vivo mouse model. The position is available immediately.








Qualified candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent degree (preferably a recently received degree) in neuroscience, physiology, cell biology, bioengineering or a related field. Excellent oral and written communication skills and capabilities to work independently and in collaboration research are necessary. A successful candidate should possess interdisciplinary skills especially in experimental neuroscience and molecular neurobiology to conduct cellular and animal studies. Specifically, a candidate should have skills in: (1) Molecular and cellular neurobiology: vector design and construction, RT-PCR, primary neuronal and glia cell cultures, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, Western blot, cell-and brain-tissue based neuronal death assays. Or (2) Neurophysiology:  Live cell and/or in vivo two-photon fluorescent imaging, mouse handling and surgical procedures, electrophysiological recording of neuronal activity.








Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.



Application Materials





 Letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two references.



Benefit Eligibility





This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at



Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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