The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research position to study Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis, with an emphasis on translational research focused on identifying novel strategies and drugs for slowing disease progression. Candidates will have access to cutting-edge cell- and animal-based models of AD, and will work in a collaborative program with a pharmaceutical partner to identify novel AD drug targets and therapeutic agents. A strong background in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or related biological discipline is required. Preferred candidates will have previous experience in at least two or more of the following areas: cell culture, including primary neurons; molecular biology, including cDNA/siRNA transfection and qPCR analysis of mRNA; high-throughput screening, in vivo pharmacology; or mouse models of neurodegenerative disease. The candidate should also have a demonstrated ability to independently design and carry out experiments, a record of high productivity, and a strong willingness to work as part of a highly collaborative team.
Applicants with a background in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or related biological field are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit their CV, list of references and cover letter describing their research experience and interests to:
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