Essential Functions: The purpose of the Postdoctoral Scholar position is to provide individuals who have recently (within the past 6 years) completed a doctoral degree with a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training under the guidance of a supervising Faculty Mentor. Postdoctoral appointments are temporary by nature and are designed to develop the Postdoctoral Scholar as an independent scientist and to enhance their professional skills. Postdoctoral Scholars are considered to be in training for future faculty teaching/research positions or for a position suited to their desired career outcomes. Postdoctoral Scholars are recognized for their dual status as trainees and employees. The expected roles of the Postdoctoral Scholar include, but are not limited to:Providing leadership in the design and management of research programs. Assisting the Faculty Mentor in designing protocols and supervising technical staff to complete research projects. With the assistance of the Faculty Mentor, writing research grants with the goal of obtaining additional research grants. Conducting independent research which may result in scholarly publications and presentations for research fundings at scientific meetings.Completing technical laboratory and/or field experimental procedures.Assisting in maintaining the laboratory or research setting.The Molecular Anatomy of Central Sensory Systems Laboratory study the influence of noise and blast on hearing and vestibular dysfunction.Principle Duty and Responsibilities: Study the capacity of QUEST MRI to measure cochlear oxidative and nitrative stress in vivo. Relate QUEST MRI R1 to measures of cochlear function following a noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Investigate whether QUEST MRI can be used to monitor free radical levels and predict cochlear function in response to anti-oxidant intervention after NIHL.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in sensory systems neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Has experience and interest in noise-induced dysfunction with laboratory experience in one or more of the following research areas: auditory or vestibular central pathways, inner ear histology, auditory or vestibular related physiology, cell biology, or molecular biology. Has experience with one or more of the following techniques: quantitative imaging, histological preparation, and quantitative data analysis. have strong skills in project management and the ethical conduct of research.
Internal Number: 76_208365
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