Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurology

Indiana University Bloomington

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Contact information and letters for 2 references (one from current employer) are required. 

Posting Details

Position Details


Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurology - Obeid Epilepsy Lab
Specific Title  
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Neurology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
Position Summary
A post-doctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Makram Obeid. The postdoctoral fellow will test research hypotheses in rodent seizure models and cell cultures, primarily utilizing molecular and cell biology techniques. Our epilepsy laboratory investigates the mechanisms of seizure emergence and their effects on cognitive and behavioral neurodevelopment in rodent seizure models. Our primary goal is to identify molecular targets for novel treatment strategies. The laboratory employs a variety of molecular techniques, long-term continuous EEG monitoring in rodents, and neurobehavioral testing panels.
The postdoctoral fellow is expected to independently plan and conduct experiments under the guidance of the PI, using molecular and cellular biology techniques that include, but are not limited to, cell culture, western blotting, PCR, gene knockdown and overexpression, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry. Laboratory work will involve animal handling and the potential participation in neurobehavioral testing. Work may also involve electrode implantation surgery and EEG recording in rodents (initially semi-independently under the PI’s supervision). The postdoctoral fellow is expected to collect and analyze data, summarize findings, and participate/assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and possibly grants.
The duties also include training lab personal, participating in laboratory and equipment maintenance, ordering supplies as needed, performing literature review, updating research protocols and design, and potentially developing new ideas that serve the research goals set by the PI.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Basic Qualifications
A doctorate or terminal degree is required. Practical experience with molecular and cellular biology techniques, such as tissue cultures, western blotting, genetic manipulation (knock down, knockout, and overexpression) is required. The successful candidate has peer-reviewed publications, with excellent English speaking and writing skills. Experience in neuroscience research, epilepsy, animal handling and behavioral testing is highly preferred. Preference will be given to highly motivated recent graduates with a record that demonstrates scientific independence, creativity, initiative, and career motivation.
Department Contact for Questions
Neuroscience Human Resources
Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions
Contact information and letters for 2 references (one from current employer) are required. 
Priority Application Review Deadline  
Expected Start Date  
OAA # IUSM-01649-2023

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List Of References
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Letter of Reference 3