Summary Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the team of Dr. W. Haung Yu. The laboratory is focused on proteinopathy in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, in particular autophagy (see JCB (2005) 171(1):87-; AJP (2009) 175(2):736-; Autophagy (2012) 8(4): 609-). The laboratory is equipped with multiple cell and animal models for biochemical and histochemical studies with an emphasis on small molecule and therapeutic development. The Taub Institute at Columbia University has a strong team of scientists of varied disciplines investigating Alzheimer's and related diseases of aging. The Scientist will perform studies on the role of protein homeostasis in the aging brain and Alzheimer disease. Techniques that will be utilized include neuroanatomy, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology. He/she should be motivated and organized, and participate in weekly lab meetings and periodically present his/her data.
Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline. In addition to the aforementioned scientific knowledge, the successful applicant should have publications and prior experience/training in research models / in vivo studies. The candidate should be organized, proactive, hardworking, productive, and able to present work in regular lab meetings and at international conferences.
Preferred Qualifications: Training and/or experience in Neurodegenerative disorders
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