Duke Postdoc OpeningPosted: 05 18, 2017
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Anesthesiology
An opportunity exists to join our research group in neuroinflammation and cognitive outcomes (http://anesthesiology.duke.edu/?page_id=838077). We are interested in the mechanisms underlying postoperative neurocognitive disorders and strategies to modulate neuroinflammation and innate immunity.
Presently we have active projects in:
• neuromodulation of cholinergic signaling to treat postoperative neurocognitive disorders: mechanisms of action and design of innovative therapies
• mechanisms and regulation of blood-brain barrier opening and microglial function after peripheral surgery: modeling, preclinical studies, and clinical studies
• acute pain signaling and resolution of neuroinflmmation: mechanisms and innovations to increase therapeutic efficacy
We seek a highly-motivated individual who enjoys the freedom to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment to join our team. A PhD degree is required with training in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, and/or a related field. Experience with mouse models, biochemistry/molecular biology, and immune-histology is required. The candidate will work in a strong interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Duke University and Duke Medical Center.
For consideration submit a CV and the names and contact information of three professional references as a .pdf file attachment to:
Niccolo Terrando, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology