A funded research assistant position is available for a project led by Dr. Ishibashi through the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC. The laboratory carries out basic and translational research to investigate the impact of Perinatal Injury on Fetal and Neonatal Brain Development.
The program exposes trainees to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important health problems in children with congenital heart disease. The overall mission of our research laboratory is to maximize intellectual development and minimize neurological injury associated with congenital heart anomalies and their treatment using clinically-relevant experimental models of injury.
The program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for trainees with a strong interest in pursuing careers as physician-scientists focused on cellular/molecular mechanisms in biology. The program offers trainees the opportunity to:
· learn uniquely integrated research field in developmental neuroscience and pediatric cardiology/cardiac surgery
· gain experience in hands-on laboratory research
· interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and other interns
· attend weekly luncheon/seminar presentations by members on specific research projects and cutting-edge research tools
· improve presentation, writing, and communication skills
Please visit our Lab’s website to learn more about our research.
The full-time research trainees will work on our collaborative and innovative studies. Tools for state-of-the-art imaging together with cutting edge cellular/molecular analyses are available to address clinically relevant questions in neurodevelopment using preclinical animal model. In addition to techniques utilized in the Ishibashi lab, there are opportunities to collaborate and learn various techniques utilized by other investigators at the Center for Neuroscience Research. The Center for Neuroscience Research is a highly collaborative environment and offers outstanding core facilities in microscopy/imaging, genomics/bioinformatics and animal behavior.
The trainees will join a collegial, collaborative and highly productive team studying development and function/dysfunction of the CNS after perinatal brain injury.
Candidates should be highly motivated and focused.
Desired qualifications include:
· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology related areas
· Two year commitment
· Experience in neuroscience (beneficial, but not necessary)
Applicants should submit:
· Statement of research interests and experience, and
· Anticipated availability
These documents should be sent to:
Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D.
Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
Foglia-Hills Professor of Pediatric Cardiac Research
Children’s National Hospital