The Department of Neurosurgery and Bioengineering, Linninger Research
Group, are seeking outstanding candidates for research in the area of water
transport in neurological diseases with specific attention to water
exchange in the brain in hydrocephalus, edema, and traumatic brain injury.
Specifically this project will give opportunities to develop microfluidic
devices for studying water transfer across the blood brain barrier through
Aquaporin channels.

The aim of the project is to determine water exchange across the blood
brain barrier both experimentally in vitro as well as in vivo through small
animal models. The candidate will have ample opportunity to interact with
the 9T Imaging facility at UIC, the Neurosurgery Department, and the
Department of Bioengineering. A more detailed description can be found
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Fellows should have a strong background in Biochemistry, Cell Biology,
Neuroscience, Bioengineering, or Chemical Engineering. The candidates are
expected to have fundamental training in methods including 3D confocal
microscopy, cell culture, cell staining, fluorescence imaging, and
microfluidic devices.

Interested candidates please send resume and 3 letters of reference to:

Mr. Kevin Tangen at [log in to unmask],

Department of Bioengineering, Department of Neurosurgery,

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

The position will initially be for one year with possible extensions.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the candidate. Review of
candidate applications will begin November 2015 and remain open until the
position is filled.