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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Optical Neuroimaging

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The Bauer lab is seeking creative, motivated scientists for postdoctoral positions immediately available developing new optical imaging technology in mice. One project relates to measuring brain metabolism in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, and the other involves examining mechanisms of functional recovery after stroke.
These positions have funding for 2 years, with the possibility of additional funding. Candidates will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, writing grants, and will have the opportunity to present their work at major international conferences.

The Bauer lab develops optical imaging methods and algorithms for translational neuroscience applications in mouse models of disease. We are particularly interested in knowledge the functional function of spontaneous brain activity, how functional network connectivity in the mouse brain is affected after injury, and if stroke recovery can be improved using the brain’s endogenous physiology. To help us answer these questions, we use the latest advances in transgenic mouse lines in conjunction with optogenetics.
The Bauer lab is housed in the Optical Radiology Lab at Washington University and has the advantages of a large, collaborative center with several core facilities available. We work with a number of other labs across many departments to better understand how we can tailor our approaches at the bench to help our collaborators answer questions in the clinic. A candidate with a collaborative spirit who is eager to take advantage of available resources here will thrive.

If interested, please send the following information to aqbauer@wustl.edu
» A cover letter that explains why you are interested in joining the group, your career goals, and include a short (1 paragraph) proposal for a possible project in the lab. This need not be detailed, but should indicate that you have read enough of the literature to be sincerely interested in some aspect of our research, and that you can think independently and creatively about your work.
» Your CV
» A page with three or more references and their contact information.

Candidates should have a strong foundation in experimental physics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, biomedical optics, or other related field. Ideal candidates will have practice in many of the following areas: diffuse optics, optical spectroscopy, optical neuroimaging, fluorescence imaging, instrument design, and signal/image processing. Individuals considering this position must also have strong coding expertise in one or more of the following: Matlab, C++, Igor, Labview, etc., and must be able to work independently.

Preferred qualities include:
» A basic knowledge of neuroscience
» practice with handling, training, and surgical preparation of mice
» Brain tissue processing for downstream cellular and molecular analyses

NOTES:
2 openings.

Additional income Information: The hiring range for this position is commensurate with practice and in conformity with NIH Policy

• Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, St. Louis

• Post ID: 37680007 stlouis
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