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Post Doctoral Fellow – Research Grants

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Type Full time Posted 7/2/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/28/2014
AZ - Arizona (All) - Phoenix Referral - n/a -    


Apostdoctoral position is available in laboratory of Nader Sanai, M.D. at the Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ). Our laboratory investigates the neurobiological basis of neural and glial CNS progenitors (see Nature. 2004 Feb 19 and Nature. 2011 Oct 20), particularly in the context of brain tumors. We use molecular biology, histopathology, biochemistry, tissue culture assays and mouse models to characterize stem and progenitor cells. Our work also extends into molecular imaging of neural precursors, applying high field-strength magnetic resonance spectroscopy through the Arizona State University Magnetic Resonance Research Center. The Barrow Neurological Institute is a translationally-oriented basic science research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona and located adjacent to the state’s largest tertiary care hospital. It is in an urban center of academic, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical research, neighboring Arizona State University and the University of Arizona School Of Medicine. The Sanai Laboratory is a member of the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center.

Located in Phoenix, AZ, this position is critical to the success of St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center and requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Dignity Health.


Research leading to Doctoral degree Ph.D., D.Sc., orM.D. Ability to conceive new/innovative ideas or solutions with good logic and problem solving skills; ability to communicate, write, advise and counsel on extremely complex and technical matters; knowledge of operating required lab equipment and minor surgical procedures as required.

Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona,St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 450+ bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services. We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Heart & Lung Institute, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services.

U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital, and a partnership with The University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 117 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.

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