Assistant Professor in Neuroscience (Tenure Track)

The University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2013 (full details).

Dr. Jeffrey A. French
Neuroscience Director
University of Nebraska at Omaha


Post-doc Position in Neuroscience

Prof. Dr. Cobi J. Heijnen, Department of Symptom Research in the Division of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position to study mechanisms of repair of brain damage and loss of cognition induced by irradiation/chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer. The potential to use mesenchymal stem cells for regeneration of the brain and the underlying molecular mechanisms will be studied in experimental animal models of brain damage.

The Department of Symptom Research focuses on improving the knowledge of and management of cancer-related and treatment-related symptoms (such as pain, fatigue, distress, neuropathy, loss of cognition). Multiple symptoms are likely to share common biobehavioral mechanisms, and these mechanisms are opportunities for developing novel therapies. Our research includes functional and molecular aspects of neuronal damage as well as of regenerative mechanisms leading to improvement of cognition and repair of neuronal integrity.

We collaborate with investigators in medical, and radiation oncology, as well as with investigators in molecular biology, neuropsychology, brain imaging, and statistical modeling. The department is supported by well-trained field and data staff.

Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in fundamental research but should also be interested in development of novel therapeutic strategies including adult stem cell therapies. Applicants should have a solid graduate training in fundamental neuroscience and/or regenerative sciences and should have a good publication record using cellular and molecular neurobiological outcomes, such as immunohistochemistry, transfection studies, molecular biology and cell culture techniques.

Please send applications
via email to:

Lori Smith
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
1400 Pressler, Unit 1450
Houston, TX 77030
United States