Postdoctoral positions available to study glial biology and pathology in the peripheral nervous system
Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Carter in the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Our laboratory studies the mechanisms regulating the development of the mammalian peripheral nervous system. One project involves investigating the mechanisms by which Schwann cells and satellite glia influence neuronal activity and survival and how disruption of glial cell function leads to peripheral neuropathy. The other project involves developing therapeutic candidates for treating Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) disease, the most common hereditary neuropathy, affecting ~1 in 2500 people. It is a slowly progressive, debilitating disease causing loss of motor function and sensation and is often associated with chronic pain. This project will go from small molecule screening through preclinical testing. The candidate should have a PhD with experience in neuroscience and/or cell biology and at least one first-author paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.
Salary will be commensurate with NIH guidelines
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and the names/contact information for 3 references by email to Bruce Carter.
|Bruce Carter, PhD
: (615) 936-3041