Postdoctoral Fellow

Columbia, MO
Jun 02, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 22335
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

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.

Other Information

The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions with a reputation of excellence in teaching and research. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

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


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