Postdoctoral Fellow (Winters)

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Postdoctoral Fellow (Winters)

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Position Information
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellow (Winters)
Position Type Research
Department Anatomy & Neurobiology
Full or Part Time Full Time
Pay Grade MN8
Position Summary Information
Engage in independent and collaborative research activities to include designing, conducting and analyzing scientific experiments. Present results of the research along with developing and maintaining knowledge of current scientific literature.
Principal Functional Responsibilities
Independent and Collaborative Research: Conducts independent research in collaboration with Principal Investigator. Designs experiments, constructs experimental setups, builds equipment components, collects data, analyzes data, and writes manuscripts.
Presentations: Report and present research findings and developments.
Laboratory Maintenance: Maintain general laboratory cleanliness and safety and oversee regulatory compliance.
Other Duties: May instruct and train students and research staff in established techniques and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • PhD (in related field) or MD degree if sufficient research training is documented.
  • Evidence of independent research skills
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Ability to collect and analyze experimental data and handle animals when applicable. Must be able to utilize applicable laboratory equipment necessary for the job, as well as a phone, computer and other office equipment.
Department Specific Information
Full-time postdoctoral research position to investigate cellular features of brainstem sound localization circuits. These systems are important for selective attention and may be disrupted by early life conductive hearing loss and contribute to central auditory processing disorder. The postdoctoral researcher will support projects under the leadership of Bradley Winters, Ph.D. using advanced in vivo and ex vivo neuroscience methods in rodent animal models. Techniques used include dual dendritic-somatic patch-clamp, multiphoton imaging, and RNA sequencing.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field and excellent English communication skills. Experience in electrophysiology and rodent animal models highly desired. Cover letter must include discussion of specific interests in auditory system or neurophysiology and how these relate to current qualifications and future goals.

Key Skills and Personal Characteristics:
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and observational skills
  • Able to work with rodents including surgical procedures and euthanasia
  • Physical dexterity to work with fine instruments
  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods while running experiments
  • Dependability and strong work ethic
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Ability work independently and solve problems
  • Readiness to read primary literature to understand and formulate research objectives

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is community-based interprofessional health sciences university in Rootstown Ohio located one hour from Cleveland, 15 min from Kent, and 20 min from Akron. NEOMED has its own vibrant research community with 6 focus groups as well as close ties with nearby Kent State University and University Hospitals in Cleveland. The postdoctoral researcher would be part of the Hearing Research Group (HRG) within the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. The HRG is highly collaborative and has 8 NIH-funded labs working at all levels of the auditory system using methods from cellular to behavioral. The HRG provides an excellent training environment through its members, journal club, and seminar series. For more information see and

Starting Salary Range: $46,300 – $54,788, commensurate with experience
Posting Detail Information
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To continue our efforts to keep the campus community as healthy and safe as possible, NEOMED requires COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations as a condition of attendance and employment. This policy will allow for exemption of the vaccination requirement for those individuals with valid medical reasons, sincerely held religious beliefs and matters of conscience.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Resume