Jobs

Assistant Researcher, CNS Regeneration

Employer

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine

Location

Irvine, California, U.S.A.

Contact

Please submit a letter of interest, a C.V. that includes a record of research experience, and the names of three references before May 25, 2014, to:

Dr. Aileen Anderson

Gross Hall Stem Cell Research Center

2030 Gross Hall

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Ca 92697

aja@uci.edu

Description

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

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.