SilverSpringRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Silver Spring jobs

Brain Trauma Research Scientist

Company: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Brain Trauma Scientist will work with a multidisciplinary team of research scientists and technicians to determine what pathological characteristics are measurable in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following Penetrating or Ballistic brain injury. The results of these studies should refine our animal models of military relevant brain injury by better understanding the co- morbidities during the sub-acute and chronic timeframe after injury. In addition, these studies will determine if it is possible to modulate outcomes based on affecting metabolic regulation and neuroplasticity in the injured brain.


Duties include, but not limited to: 

 

  • Participates in research and development activities. Utilizes established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data. Writes technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations. Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Ability to lead. Will also work in an office setting.
  • Areas of study by the multidisciplinary team include:
  • Determine what pathological characteristics are measurable in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following Projectile Concussive Impact (PCI) TBII. The expected result of this research effort is to deliver a fully characterized, validated animal model of close head concussive mild TBI. The model is expected to provide a research tool to study treatment strategies ranging from simple rest (i.e. sleep enhancement), rehab (physical and social enrichment), and therapeutics.
  • Determine what pathological characteristics are measurable in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following polytrauma to refine our animal models of TBI. In addition, these studies will determine if it is possible to modulate outcomes based on affecting metabolic regulation and neuroplasticity in the injured brain. Develop novel treatment strategies aimed at examining the technical feasibility of modulating neuroplasticity through the understanding of cerebral metabolic regulation and the use of environmental enrichment to modulate the effects of brain injury to better understand neurorehabilitation strategies of clinical recovery.
  • Evaluate resuscitation strategies in polytrauma associated with TBI. Patients are faced with worse outcomes and increased morbidity when TBI occurs in conjunction with hemorrhage. Local tissue damage and systemic inflammatory responses induced by hemorrhagic shock resulting in hypoperfusion, decreased oxygen delivery, excitotoxicity and perturbed autoregulation of cerebral blood flow, all of which account for the vulnerability of the injured brain to hypotensive insults. The results of these studies should refine our animal models of military relevant brain injury by better understanding the co-morbidities during the sub-acute and chronic timeframe after injury. In addition, these studies will determine if it is possible to modulate outcomes based on affecting metabolic regulation and neuroplasticity in the injured brain.
  • Determine whether an individual therapy or a combination of therapies, such as, but not limited to, pharmacologic (novel drugs and drug combinations) and cellular (stem and stromal cells) therapies, as well as the manipulation of physical conditions (brain cooling and intracranial pressure) have measurable efficacy on established injury deficits in the acute, subacute, and chronic periods following TBI (PBBI, PCI, or polytrauma). It is expected that these studies will identify novel drugs or treatment strategies that can be used alone or in combination to prevent or attenuate the incidence of acute and delayed clinical sequel associated with experimental TBI thereby enhancing neuroprotection and improving patient morbidity after a TBI.

  • Requires a graduate Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Psychology or other related scientific field.
  • At least 5 - 10 years of post Doctorate preclinical (animal) research experience in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
  • Strong proven experience in molecular biology and microRNA required
  • Demonstrated ability to author research summaries and present research findings.
  • Ability to operate research equipment requiring manual dexterity.
  • Ability to handle research animals, wear appropriate personal protective equipment, and work in a Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 laboratory.
  • Hands-on experience with rodent surgery and physiological monitoring techniques, as well as experience conducting experiments with laboratory rats that are designed to gain insights into injury mitigation and the medical care of combat casualties with TBI.
  • Ability to utilize office automation equipment, including computers, photocopiers, telephones, and telefax machines.

#LI-MN1


Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Keywords: Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd., Silver Spring , Brain Trauma Research Scientist, Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Maryland jobs by following @recnetMD on Twitter!

Silver Spring RSS job feeds