The Bauer lab is seeking a creative, motivated scientist for a postdoctoral position immediately available developing new optical imaging technology for measuring brain metabolism in the mouse.
This position currently has funding for 2years, with the possibility of additional funding. Candidates will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, writing grants, and will have the opportunity to present their work at major international conferences.
The Bauer lab develops optical imaging methods and algorithms for translational neuroscience applications in mouse models of disease. We are particularly interested in understanding the functional role of spontaneous brain activity, how functional network connectivity in the mouse brain is affected after injury, and if stroke recovery can be improved using the brain’s endogenous physiology. To help us answer these questions, we use the latest advances in transgenic mouse lines in conjunction with optogenetics.
The Bauer lab is housed in the Optical Radiology Lab at Washington University and has the advantages of a large, collaborative center with several core facilities available. We work with a number of other labs across many departments to better understand how we can tailor our approaches at the bench to help our collaborators answer questions in the clinic. A candidate with a collaborative spirit who is eager to take advantage of available resources here will thrive.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Applicants should have a strong foundation in experimental physics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, biomedical optics, or other related field. Ideal candidates will have experience in many of the following areas: diffuse optics, optical spectroscopy, optical neuroimaging, fluorescence imaging, instrument design, and signal/image processing. Individuals considering this position must also have strong coding skills in one or more of the following: Matlab, C++, Igor, Labview, etc., and must be able to work independently.
Preferred qualities include:
- A basic understanding of neuroscience
- Experience with handling, training, and surgical preparation of mice
- Brain tissue processing for downstream cellular and molecular analyses
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.