Summary Description: The Division of Movement Disorders at Columbia University is looking for a postdoctoral research scientist interested in studying the mechanism of Parkinson's disease (PD) in cellular and rodent models. The research topic includes mechanisms of neurodegeneration involving PINK1 and basal ganglia plasticity in PD. Current projects include 1) the role of cholinergic interneurons and medium spiny neurons in levodopa-induced dyskinesia, utilizing molecular and cellular manipulation and analysis in mouse models, 2) dopaminergic and cholinergic mechanisms of gait disturbances, 3) role of PINK1 in various neuronal stress models including PD and hypoxia. We employ both toxic and genetic models of PD and research methods include stereotaxic surgery including viral vector injection into the brain, behavioral monitoring, histological analysis including immunohistochemistry, and molecular techniques of analyzing gene expression. PhD in biological sciences or neuroscience research is required. Please include a cover letter outlining your research and clinical interests, CV, and a list of references.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in biological sciences or neuroscience research is required.
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