Neurosciences

Positions Available


Faculty:

The Department of Neurosciences at the University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UTCOMLS) is undergoing an exciting phase of growth and faculty expansion, and significant resources have been committed to expand basic and translational research.  We now invite applicants for several full-time Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track faculty positions.  We seek outstanding colleagues who work at the molecular, protein, cellular, and/or systems levels to address fundamental and translational questions relevant to the nervous system.  Current areas of research include autonomic neural circuit mapping, auditory physiology, synaptic and non-synaptic signaling, MRI analysis of human brain plasticity, and mechanisms of schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and PTSD.  In addition, UTCOMLS offers a collaborative academic environment with considerable core facilities, including cellular and brain MR imaging.  The position provides competitive salary, start-up funds, and research space.  Joint appointments are available in relevant clinical departments for candidates performing translational research.

 The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, significant postdoctoral training and a record of high quality scholarly activity.  Applicants at the Assistant Professor level with extramural support will be given preference.  Applicants at the Associate professor rank are expected to have a nationally recognized research program and significant extramural support. The successful candidate is expected to have and maintain an extramurally funded research program and contribute to medical and graduate student training in neurosciences.

 Applications must include curriculum vitae, summary of research and teaching interests, statement of career goals, and the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references.  Application materials should be addressed to Dr. David Giovannucci and uploaded to https://jobs.utoledo.edu for full consideration (Post #0600477).  Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2018.  EO/AA/Employer M/F/D/V

Post Docs:

Proteomics
A position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to study protein-protein interactions in postmortem brain and animal models of severe mental illness.  The fellow will explore mechanisms of dysregulation of protein hubs using mass spectrometry, testing hypotheses related to alterations in subcellular microdomains. Principal approaches include mass spectrometry, QPCR, western blot analysis, cell culture, affinity purification, and bioinformatics. Experience as a user of bioinformatics is desirable. Successful applicants will also have a background in writing, publishing manuscripts, and contributing to grant applications.   

Ph.D. in Biological or Medical field required.
Experience with mass spectrometry and proteomics desirable.
Experience with biochemical approaches preferred.
Strongly motivated to establish an independent research career in Neurosciences.
Must be flexible and able to manage multiple high priority demands.
High priority will be given to candidates with proteomics training.
Desire to learn bioinformatics.    
Experience with mass spectrometry and proteomics desirable.
Experience with biochemical approaches preferred.

To fully apply, please visit https://jobs.utoledo.edu and search Post# 39467 

E-Phys
A position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to perform translational studies in model systems with the goal of elucidating pathophysiological mechanisms of severe mental illness. The fellow will explore mechanisms of dysregulation of glutamate transporter expression and function, and related bioenergetic systems in slice culture, cell culture, and postmortem brain samples. Principal approaches include electrophysiology, viral vectors, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, and cell culture
Experience in electrophysiology is highly desirable. Successful applicants will also have a background in writing, publishing manuscripts, and contributing to grant applications.                               

Ph.D. Biological or Medical Sciences required.
Experience with electrophysiology is required.
Experience with biochemical immunohistochemical approaches is preferred.
Experience with viral vectors and transgenic approaches is preferred.
Strongly motivated to establish an independent research career in Neurosciences.
Must be flexible and able to manage multiple high priority demands.                              
Experience with biochemical immunohistochemical approaches is preferred.
Experience with viral vectors and transgenic approaches is preferred.                                          

To fully apply, please visit https://jobs.utoledo.edu and search Post# 39469 

Bioinformatics
A position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to study the pathophysiology of severe mental illness using a bioinformatics approach that combines data from animal models, cell culture, and postmortem brain. Data from kinomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic studies will be analysed using cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches, including the iLINCs platform and other cutting edge big-data analytic applications, with the goal of identifying new strategies for the treatment of disorders of cognition, including schizophrenia. Applicants with experience in programming and bioinformatics are preferred. A background in molecular biology or biochemistry is desirable, but not required. Successful applicants will also have experience in writing, publishing manuscripts, and contributing to grant applications.                               

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Statistics or related field required.
Experience with bioinformatics and programming required.
Experience with biochemical approaches desirable but not required.
Strongly motivated to establish an independent research career in Neurosciences.
Must be flexible and able to manage multiple high priority demands.                              
Experience with biochemical approaches desirable but not required.                                                                                     

To fully apply, please visit https://jobs.utoledo.edu and search Post# 39451

Kinomics
A position is available for a postdoctoral fellow to study signal transduction in postmortem brain and animal models of severe mental illness.  The fellow will explore mechanisms of dysregulation of signaling nodes using a kinome array platform, testing hypotheses related to alterations in cell-subtype specific changes in excitatory cortical neurons. Principal approaches include kinome array, RNAseq, mass spectrometry, QPCR, western blot analysis, cell culture, enzyme assays, and laser capture microdissection. Experience as a user of bioinformatics is desirable. Successful applicants will also have a strong background in writing, publishing manuscripts, and contributing to grant applications.

Ph.D. in Biological or Medical Sciences required.
Experience with bioinformatics desirable.
Experience with biochemical approaches preferred.
Strongly motivated to establish an independent research career in Neurosciences.
Must be flexible and able to manage multiple high priority demands.
High priority will be given to candidates with biochemical or bioinformatics training.
Desire to learn bioinformatics.                               
Experience with bioinformatics desirable.
Experience with biochemical approaches preferred.
High priority will be given to candidates with biochemical or bioinformatic training.                               

To fully apply, please visit https://jobs.utoledo.edu and search Post# 39449

Lab research technician:

Under the direction and supervision of the Principle Investigator, the lab research tech will perform laser capture microdissection, mRNA extraction, and QPCR and various other laboratory tasks in support of the departmental research activities.                               

Ability to read and write common vocabulary and perform arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate fractions).
Ability to follow work direction.
Ability to use personal computer and common office equipment.
A 4-year undergraduate Science degree is required.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.              

To fully apply, please visit https://jobs.utoledo.edu and search Post# 39470                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 6/12/18