Washington University of St. Louis Neurosurgery in St. Louis, Missouri
Post Doc Instructions
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery. The position is located at the Medical School Campus.
The neurosurgery research laboratory of Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate. The postdoc will work on a study to investigate the reorganization of brain architecture and networks as biomarkers for spinal disorders. The long-term goals of the study are to develop therapeutics targeting brain reorganization in patient suffering from spinal disorders such as spinal cord injury.
The candidate should have a strong background in a range of functional neuroimaging approaches (e.g. structural brain magnetic resonance imaging, functional MRI and diffusion MRI). Previous experience in brain imaging research, computer programming and the Linux operating system is expected. You will join a multidisciplinary neurosurgery research laboratory, which has adjunct affiliations with the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, and collaborations with numerous high-level scientists at Washington University.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in the field of biomedical engineering, neuroscience or computer science.
- Experience in brain imaging research, computer programming, machine learning and the Linux operating system is expected.
- Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Since 1919, the Washington University Department of Neurosurgery has had a strong tradition of clinical excellence, outstanding research and dynamic teaching. Our mission is to:
- Provide patients with superior neurosurgical care
- Train residents, fellows and scientists so that they can be leaders in the fields of academic neurosurgery and neurosurgical research
- Conduct basic and clinical research to better understand the causes of neurological diseases so that we can apply this knowledge toward better diagnoses and treatments
Our neurosurgeons provide surgical care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, ranked 11th in the nation for adult neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2014, and at St. Louis Children's Hospital, ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News for pediatric neurosurgery in 2014-2015.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions
Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references via email to:
Ammar H. Hawasli MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be made by email. General information is available at http://www.neurosurgery.wustl.edu/research/laboratories/hawasli-lab-461 and https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs/.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurosurgery - 41518
Job ID: 41518
Location: Medical School
Full/Part Time: Full-Time