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 http://lppd.bioe.uic.edu/employment/AQP_Postdoc.pdf.
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.
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
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