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Postdoctoral Fellow (Pharmacology - 215544)

Post-doctoral position available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Aviva Symes, Department of Pharmacology, Uniformed Services University (USU) (https://www.usuhs.edu/faculty-staff/aviva-j-symes-phd) in Bethesda, MD. The successful candidate will be part of a Department of Defense funded project, to study molecular mechanisms of blast injury on IPSC derived 3D-brain like cultures. Using advanced imaging and biochemical and genetic techniques, the project seeks to identify novel pathways and potential biomarkers for blast injury to the brain. The broad interests of the laboratory are the study of neuroinflammatory signaling after different forms of traumatic brain injury and the development of therapeutics and biomarkers to improve recovery.

USU is the federal military medical university in the suburbs of Washington DC. We are located on the grounds of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, across the road from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The incumbent will be hired by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc (HJF). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU.

Job Requirements:
Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biology, neuroscience or related discipline. Ideally candidate will have experience with tissue culture (particularly iPSCs), biochemical and molecular biology techniques, and confocal microscopy and be highly motivated to perform cutting edge, independent research.

Please send a letter detailing your experience to date and your interest in the position, together with your C.V. to Dr. Aviva Symes, [email protected]

After emailing your C.V. please also apply to the position on the HJF website so that HJF can track your application. Please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser and follow directions to upload your C.V.:


HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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