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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Animal Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Posted 9-23-2020

Short Description Summarizing Position: Full-time, 100%, (12-month), renewable appointment (contingent on
funding) in Integrative Immunology and Behavior. The Department of Animal Sciences seeks a highly motivated individual to join a team studying how age and diet affect the gut-brain-axis and neuroinflammation. The successful candidate will utilize mouse models to analyze how dietary fiber, short chain fatty acids and intestinal free fatty acid receptors interact to modulate microglial immune status.

Responsibilities include:
• Experiment design, implementation and sample analysis
• Management of conventional and transgenic mouse colonies
• Data analysis, report preparation and manuscript preparation
• Supervise undergraduate students and interact with graduate students
• Collection of data and completion of all duties must adhere to scientific and safety protocols

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Biology, Animal Sciences, Immunology, Nutrition, or a closely related field. Must be able to work legally in the U.S. Excellent writing, communication, and statistical skills are necessary. A commitment to research, and an ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

Preferred Skills: Experience with transgenic mouse models, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and neuroanatomy are preferred. Interest in dietary effects on immune system and behavior is preferred.

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible after close date.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Resources: Successful candidates will be provided with excellent facilities and access to core facilities such as the W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, and the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center. The Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) (http://www.aces.illinois.edu/) are widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. Potential collaborations exist and are encouraged both within and outside of the department. Additional information regarding the department can be found at www.ansc.illinois.edu.

Application Procedures: To apply, please provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement
and the names and contact information of three references. All requested information must be submitted to
Laurie Rund ([email protected]).

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of
a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO


 

 

McNair Scholars Program – McNair Scholar
Request for Applications - Posted 9-15-20

Overview.  Through a generous gift from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, MDACC is recruiting one junior faculty physician-scientist with demonstrated expertise in neuroscience research, including but not limited to, neuromodulation, immunotherapy, pain, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, neurodegeneration, regenerative medicine/aging, and diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions and disorders. The primary goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide support and guidance for junior faculty members over a period of eight years with 80% dedicated effort in the laboratory performing relevant translational research. During this interval, physician scientist will continue to provide care for cancer patients. Upon successful completion, the physician-scientist will have established her/himself as an independent investigator with multiple important publications who has competed successfully for external grant funding, on a path to becoming one of tomorrow's leaders.

Eligibility.  Candidates must be tenure track, outside the MD Anderson faculty or an advanced postdoctoral or clinical fellow at MDACC. Eligible candidates should hold an MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree. At least two years of prior research experience is required. The candidate should have shown evidence of commitment to scholarly activity and proof of scientific accomplishments. The successful candidate should be Board qualified or Board eligible in a clinical specialty relevant to the applicant’s research. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be a US citizen or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess verification of legal admission as a permanent US resident at the time of acceptance to the program. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to apply. The program has already provided a major mechanism for recruiting exceptional physician-scientists from other major universities.

Scope and Curriculum.  Physician-Scientists devote 20% effort to patient care responsibilities and 80% protected effort to research activities. Dedicated research training and a senior faculty mentor/supervisor are assigned from among basic scientists in the nstitution. A faculty mentor from a clinical department is also desirable.

Program Resources.  The program will be funded by the McNair Foundation for a total of eight years. The McNair Foundation will fund the program as follows: $500,000 in year one, two, three and four and $100,000 in year five, six seven and eight. Scholars will be eligible for additional resources provided by the institution.

Additional Requirements.  Additional requirements of the program will be discussed with final candidates upon selection.

Recruitment Committee.  Pre-qualified candidates will present to the recruitment committee for vetting. In addition, final candidates will present
to the foundation for final selection.  

Application. Please provide a CV and 1-2 page synopsis of planned research to Jene’ Reinartz at [email protected].

 


 

University of Cincinnati, Research Assistant
July 17, 2020

Research Assistant

A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric S. Wohleb in the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Studies in the lab seek to understand how neuron-microglia interactions contribute to synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathological conditions. The lab uses multiple molecular and cellular techniques to examine neurobiological adaptations that shape behavior and cognition.

This position will support the objectives of the laboratory by carrying out experimental studies in rodent models (i.e., behavior tests, molecular or cellular assays) and acting as an assistant to graduate and postdoctoral trainees in the lab. Other duties will include maintaining daily log of research activities, ordering lab supplies, monitoring the health of the animal colonies, performing annual maintenance on lab equipment, and maintaining all facilities in compliance with regulatory standards(i.e., OSHA, IACUC, AAALAC). Training will be provided in research areas with which he/she is less familiar.

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Research-Assistant-OH-45201/661511300/

 


 

University of Cincinnati, Post Doc Fellow
July 20, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow – Neuron-microglia interactions in health and disease

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric S. Wohleb in the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Studies in the lab seek to understand how neuron-microglia interactions contribute to synaptic plasticity in physiological and pathological conditions. The lab uses multiple molecular and cellular techniques to examine neurobiological adaptations that shape behavior and cognition, including: flow cytometry/ fluorescence-activated cell sorting, cell type-specific RNA-Seq, neuropharmacology, viral-mediated gene manipulations, neuronal modulation via chemogenetics, knock-out/ inducible Cre-recombinase transgenic mice, and confocal microscopy/ 3D image analyses. The candidate will be provided with significant training in research areas with which he/she is less familiar, as well as mentoring to support development as an independent investigator.

This position is fully supported, however, the candidate will be encouraged to apply for postdoctoral fellowships and internal NIH-sponsored training grants.

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Post-Doc-Fellow-OH-45201/661930200/