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Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted by: Virginia Commonwealth University

Posted date: Feb-20-2017

Location: Richmond, VA

My lab has two main areas of focus: epilepsy and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  We have recently renewed funding in both of these areas. Our approaches combine cellular with network analyses, primarily with neurophysiological techniques combined with optogenetics, but also using immunohistochemistry and cellular tracings, and computational models in collaboration with other neuroscientists.  Our equipment is state of the art within a spacious lab.
We study mechanisms of hyperexcitability in a developmental model of cortical malformation associated with epilepsy.  We are at a unique point of testing a number of potential treatments in this highly translational work. 
Our TBI model is the most highly studied one, utilizing fluid percussion injury.  We are one of only a few labs pursuing physiological measurements in this area.  We have highly significant findings that may shift the focus of the field.  Come be a part of this exciting work!
In addition to these two funded areas, we are committed to developing a model of post traumatic epilepsy based on mild to moderate injury, of which there currently are none.  We are particularly interested in someone with EEG experience for this area of research.
Richmond VA has a lot to offer with affordable living expenses, yet access to a highly active arts community, an outstanding symphony, beautiful river walks, and an active extended neuroscience community that includes interaction among many universities in the state.
Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Post Details
Email kmjacobs(at)vcu.edu
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Neuroscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Richmond, VA
Key Words epilepsy, patch clamp, trauma, developmental, cortex, injury, EEG
Start Date 3/1/2017