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 at

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.