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Postdoctoral Fellow to Study Hair Cell Regeneration – Lab of Brandon Cox, Southern Illinois Univ. School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Fellow to Study Hair Cell Regeneration using Translational Approaches

The Cox lab at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU-SOM) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to advance our drug screening efforts. This position will primarily support a DOD-funded grant focused on identifying compounds that induce hair cell regeneration. Our screening uses cochlear explants and fate-mapping methods to distinguish between mechanisms of regeneration and otoprotection, followed by translation to an in vivo model of noise-induced hearing loss.

Responsibilities: Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to think independently in the design and development of the project(s), as well as contribute to the design and development of other ongoing projects in the lab. Postdoctoral Fellow will mentor students and assist other members of the Cox lab with mouse colony maintenance and other experiments as needed. He or she will perform a variety of experimental techniques that are routine in the Cox lab, as well as perform data analysis and write manuscripts for publication or for grant-related progress reports. Presentation of data at lab meetings and national or international scientific meetings is also expected.

SIU-SOM Information: SIU School of Medicine is located in the historic capital city of Springfield, Illinois with a population of 120,000 serving over 2 million throughout central and southern Illinois. It is an excellent place to live and raise a family with high quality affordable housing. Excellent public and private schools are available as well as an accredited community college and a University of Illinois Campus. Along with a wide range of cultural and entertainment offerings. Springfield is conveniently located between St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience, pharmacology, or a related research field within the last 1-3 years. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in auditory neuroscience, molecular biology, or research related to stem cells or regeneration in other organs systems. Applicants must be sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations, must be able to work cooperatively and collegially within the workplace environment, and must be able to adhere to departmental and institutional policies and procedures.

Application Deadline: Review of all applications will begin immediately until the positions are filled. Interested individuals should apply directly with a letter of interest accompanied by a curriculum vitae and names of 3 referees to SIU’s Jobs website at Starting salary is at NIH scale with a State of Illinois benefits package.


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Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. SIU Medicine is committed to cultivating a diverse campus population for the well-being of its learners and workforce. This is a security-sensitive position. Pre-employment background screenings required.

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