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Post-Doctoral Fellow Research - Oudega Lab, Full-time

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Spinal Cord Injury/Repair at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab/Northwestern University.

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

The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research:

  1. Ensures the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research and/or development in collaboration with a research team.
  2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
  3. Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories.
  4. Assists with development of collaborative projects within and outside the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and test ideas for new projects development.
  5. Applies for fellowships and grants for external lab funding and career development.
  6. Participates weekly lab meetings, journal clubs and seminars.
  7. Builds and maintains a well-organized and accountable journal of own laboratory protocols, experiments, results and analyses.
  8. Develops, submits and publishes results of research projects scientific journals and presents data to public conferences/seminars when needed.
  9. Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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