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University of South Carolina Research Assistant Professor in Columbia, South Carolina

Classification Title: Research Assistant Professor

College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: CAS Biological Sciences

Advertised Salary Range: $55,000

Advertised Job Summary:

  1. Perform molecular/cellular studies for peripheral nerve injury and regeneration using in vivo and in vitro models involving skilled surgical procedures on mice and rats with a dissecting microscope under sterile conditions for peripheral nerve injury, micro-injection of sensory ganglia and spinal cord, and central nerve injury in mice and rats.
  2. Perform studies for analyses of cell-cell signaling using in vitro and animal models of human disease and neural repair including data analyses, image processing, literature research, and composition.
  3. Assist with research design and implementation by performing molecular/cellular studies for axonal RNA transport & translation and cell signaling.
  4. Prepare progress reports, contribute to scholarly works for presentation and publication;
  5. Present data and research progress at group meetings and other venues that encourage collaboration.
  6. Develop new ideas for current and future research projects that will precipitate independent research grant applications and new research funding.
  7. For independent grant awards, individual will be responsible for fiscal management and communicating research progress with granting agency and to scientific community.
  8. Coordinate interactions and collaborations with other laboratories; establish new collaborations as appropriate to advance research progress and build research funding portfolio.
  9. Oversee work of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

Advertised Minimum Qualifications :

Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Biology or closely related field with 36 months of postdoctoral experience in signal transduction underlying signaling between cellular organalles as it relates to injuries of the brain, spinal cord or retina; and the ability to contribute immediately to a nationally recognized research program in neurotherapeutics.

Full/Part Time: Full Time