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Job Posting Title:Postdoctoral Fellow
Hiring Department:Department of Neuroscience
Position Open To:All Applicants
Weekly Scheduled Hours:40
Earliest Start Date:Nov 23, 2022
Position Duration:Expected to Continue Until Dec 31, 2023
Location:UT MAIN CAMPUS
Incumbent will work on a project using surgical skills and some combination of behavioral testing, electrophysiology, immunology and optical (TEM or confocal) imaging techniques to study the structure and function of intact, severed, and repaired spinal cords and peripheral nerves in the laboratory of George D Bittner, Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin.
Perform peripheral (transection) and spinal cord surgeries (transection and/or rod drop) using PEG-fusion repair protocols.
Behaviorally, electrophysiologically, TEM and/or immunohistologically assess control and experimental animals and direct such testing by other employees.
Design with PI experimental approaches for repairing traumatic lesions to spinal cords and peripheral nerves.
Help direct and train graduate and undergraduate assistants (0-10%)
With PI, design and help write grant proposals.
Maintain publishing record in top tier journals.
Present work at leading conferences in the field.
PhD in Neuroscience or related field received within the last three years.
Experience in peripheral and/or spinal cord surgery of rats, and behavioral testing of such injuries.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Experience in Immunological and/or histological assay protocols
Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.
Some knowledge of/experience in electrophysiology, immunology and/or optical imaging
$50,000 + depending on qualifications
May work around chemical fumes.
May work around standard office conditions.
May work around biohazards.
May work around chemicals.
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Degree confirmation document, such as diploma received within the last three years
3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
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Employment Eligibility:Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
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