POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN NERVE REPAIR
Two postdoctoral positions are available to investigate the molecular events that dictate the regenerative response of sensory neurons in Dr. Valeria Cavalli’s laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. One project will investigate how satellite glial cells, which completely surround sensory neurons, communicate with neurons to promote axon regeneration. A second project will investigate the mechanisms by which the neuronal microenvironment, including macrophages, mesenchymal cells and meningeal cells contribute to neural repair. Our goal is to understand how injured peripheral nerves regenerate, and apply that information to improve nerve repair in both the peripheral and central nervous systems.
We accomplish both goals using the mouse model system and apply a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, in vitro and in vivo imaging techniques and single cell sequencing approaches. Using human tissue, we determine whether the findings made in the mouse model system are relevant to human physiology.
For additional information visit the Cavalli Lab website https://sites.wustl.edu/cavallilab/
The PI is committed to mentoring and to nurturing a creative, thoughtful and collaborative lab culture. The laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, an internationally recognized research institution consistently ranked among the top five medical schools in the country. The extreme collegiality of Washington University combined with the large Neuroscience Community and extensive infrastructural and core facility support creates a dynamic research environment in many areas of basic and clinical science. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/. Postdocs are also supported through a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and an active Postdoc Society with many professional development opportunities. The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with affordable lifestyle opportunities.
PhD in life sciences with less than 2 years of prior post-doctoral experience
Committed to a career in neuroscience research, highly motivated and independent
Expertise in molecular neuroscience and/or cellular biology
Interested candidates should send the following to Valeria Cavalli email@example.com:
1. Cover letter describing motivation, research experience and interests
3. Names of three references
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
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