Research Opportunities

Available Position - Postdoctoral Researcher 

Faculty Member – Douglas H. Smith, M.D. 

School – Perelman School of Medicine 

Organization – Neurosurgery 

Description – The Smith Neurotrauma Laboratory focuses on the mechanisms of brain trauma and the progressive degenerative damage that occurs. Specific concentration is given to the fate of axons, nerve fibers in the brain that appear exquisitely vulnerable to trauma. Attention is also given to spinal cord and peripheral nerve injuries, specifically the repair strategies and development of novel mechanisms of 'stretch-induced' axon growth that can be exploited to produce transplant materials to bridge extensive damage in the nervous system. 

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and a motivated self-starter capable of managing multiple research projects. 

Qualifications – Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in related field. 

More Information

Smith Neurotrauma Lab  

Contact – Please send CV, letter of interest and references to Amy Carthy.

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status (green card) is required. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.