OPEN POSITIONS

Below you'll find a list of available positions within the Spinal Cord Injury community. To submit an announcement please fill out this form 

Announcements will be removed on the 1st of every month unless requested

 
 

Oudega Lab at SRALab/Northwestern

The Oudega Laboratory at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University in Chicago is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct funded research in spinal cord injury and repair.  The Fellow will work on a project that involves the combined application of an injectable biomaterial and Schwann cells to investigate in an adult rat model of cervical spinal cord contusion: 1) effects on nervous tissue repair and forelimb function recovery; 2) molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying repair and recovery.  The goals of the project are to develop and comprehend an innovative cell-based repair paradigm for the injured spinal cord.  A wide range of applicants is encouraged to apply with experience in animal SCI models, quantitative anatomical analyses, biomaterials, molecular biology techniques, omics, or microcopy.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will function as a member of a multidisciplinary team at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University/VA under the supervision of Dr. Martin Oudega. 

Oudega lab at SRALab/Northwestern

The Oudega and Perez Laboratories at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University in Chicago and the Hines VA Hospital are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on therapeutics for repair and recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). The project focuses on: 1) mechanisms underlying nervous tissue plasticity by acute intermittent hypoxia (AIH) combined with training; and 2) enhancing overall repair and functional recovery by AIH/training treatment. The ultimate goal of the project is to improve hypoxia-mediated plasticity in people with SCI. The Fellow will have the opportunity to experience clinical research of AIH in people with SCI. We encourage a wide range of applicants to apply; especially, applicants with experience in animal SCI models, quantitative anatomical analyses, and imaging. The Postdoctoral Fellow will function as a member on a multidisciplinary team at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University/VA under the supervision of Dr. Martin Oudega and Dr. Monica Perez. 

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at The University of Miami

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis/Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine is seeking outstanding applicants at the Assistant Professor level. The Miami Project offers excellent basic science, translational, and clinical research programs directed toward the study of central and peripheral nervous system damage and development of novel treatments to promote functional recovery. The candidate should have a strong interest in pursuing pre-clinical research focused on developing and testing novel strategies to improve functional outcomes following spinal cord injury. Investigators using systems neuroscience, computational, and/or regenerative approaches are of particular interest, but investigators using other approaches are also encouraged to apply.

Schwab Lab, The Ohio State University

We are a dedicated lab interrogating the interactions between the immune and nervous system after spinal cord injury (“Neuroimmunology of spinal cord injury”). Our research aims to understand the underlying mechanism of the maladaptive immune response triggered by spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI has been associated with both systemic immune deficiency syndrome and post-traumatic autoimmunity. Both maladaptive neuro-immunological syndromes are associated with inferior repair and serve as a putative target to improve neurological recovery. We apply a bedside to benchside translational approach to investigate clinical symptoms with molecular techniques in order to develop novel treatments for patients suffering from spinal cord injury.   Funding of this position is provided by the NINDS/NIH. Further information can be found at https://u.osu.edu/schwablab/  Requirements:  Doctoral degree in biochemistry or molecular, cellular & developmental biology or Medicine required; extensive experience in a progressively responsible research capacity required; demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals required; grant funding track record desired.  Please direct Email requests with attached CV to Jan Schwab, MD PhD at jan.schwab@ousmc.edu

3 positions at Stark Therapeutics (Roche) with Dr.Lawrence Moon 

I'm looking for a "Lead Scientist", a "Research Scientist" and a "Research Associate" to work in my neuroscience and gene therapy team. A "Lead Scientist" will have a PhD with 5 to 8 years post-PhD relevant experience; a "Research Scientist" will typically have a PhD with 3 or more years relevant research experience; and a "Research Associate" need not have a PhD but will have 3 to 5 years relevant experience (or more!).

Come to Spark Therapeutics and help develop new gene therapy medicines for neurological conditions! One project involves neurogenesis. Send me your CV/resume if you want to discuss this informally first! lawrence.moon@sparktx.com

Department of Biology, Texas A&M University

The Department of Biology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) invites applications for the ACES Fellows Program, a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates in the field of Neuroscience. This program aims to promote diversity by recruiting postdocs as Visiting Assistant Professors, with opportunities to transition to Tenure Track.

Jae Lee Lab, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis 

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an excellent opportunity for a full time Research Associate who is interested in spinal cord injury research using animal models. The laboratory of Dr. Jae Lee investigates mechanisms of neuroinflammation and scar formation in the injured spinal cord. The Research Associate would perform surgical, behavioral, and histological experiments related to spinal cord injury research using rodent models. Prior surgical experience in rodent models of neurological disorders as well as availability after hours for animal care are required.

Noam Harel Lab, James J. Peters VA Medical Center

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in human neurophysiology to join our neurorehabilitation research team at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in New York City.

Mitchell Lab, University of Florida

Postdoctoral associate position in the Mitchell Laboratory to join studies concerning intracellular and intercellular mechanisms of intermittent hypoxia-induced phrenic motor plasticity and translation to rodent models of spinal cord injury and/or ALS. Experience in respiratory physiology, neurophysiology, or cell biology are beneficial. To apply, please email a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for at least 3 references to: gsmitche@phhp.ufl.edu; cc ksawicki@phhp.ufl.edu

Dale Lab, University of Florida

The Dale Lab is recruiting for a postdoctoral associate to investigate neuromodulation strategies (spinal stimulation) to restore breathing after spinal cord injury. The focus of this project concerns mechanisms of stimulation-induced spinal plasticity. Experience with in vivo electrophysiology, EMG recording/interpretation, and/or rodent surgery are all beneficial but not required. This position is flexible in terms of visa status. Please send CV to Dr. Dale at ericadale@ufl.edu.

Fuller Lab, University of Florida

The Fuller laboratory at the University of Florida has open postdoctoral and research technician positions. Ongoing studies are focused on gene therapy in neuromuscular disease and promoting recovery after spinal cord injury. Contact Dr. Fuller at dfuller@phhp.ufl.edu

Neuromodulation and Recovery Lab (Houston Methodist Hospital/Research Institute)

Houston Methodist Neuromodulation and Recovery Lab currently seeks a postdoctoral fellow with a degree in Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Kinesiology, Rehabilitation, or a related field. Successful candidates will work on an exciting program using neuromodulation approaches, including invasive and non-invasive spinal cord electrical stimulation.

Lepore Lab - Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia

An NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship position in the Spinal Cord Repair Laboratory of Angelo Lepore is available immediately for an individual with interest in examining the pathogenesis and treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) in animal models. Our lab is in the Department of Neuroscience at Thomas Jefferson University, which is located in downtown Philadelphia. Studies in our lab have a strong in vivo emphasis, and include examining: (1) regeneration and synaptic reconnectivity of respiratory neural circuitry after SCI; (2) role of astrocytes in SCI pathogenesis and repair; (3) cellular mechanisms underlying chronic neuropathic pain induced by SCI; (4) role played by synaptic molecules in both adaptive and maladaptive circuit plasticity post-SCI; (5) cell transplantation into SCI animal models. We are looking for an independent, motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow (or research associate) with experience in: writing manuscripts; animal models of SCI and/or other nervous system disease; progenitor cell biology and cell culture; animal surgery; transplantation; viral vectors; behavioral and physiological testing; histology and microscopy; molecular biology and basic biochemistry. The candidate should also bring a strong desire to prepare manuscripts, write fellowship grants (though salary support is guaranteed) and mentor trainees in the lab. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline (or M.D. with extensive neuroscience research experience), a strong publication record, written and spoken English proficiency, and importantly an ability to work collaboratively in an extremely friendly and interactive lab environment. Interested applicants are invited to submit curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to Angelo Lepore: angelo.lepore@jefferson.edu