Summary Description: The laboratory is investigating the role of protein quality control and aging in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The project will examine dysfunction in the autophagic-lysosomal systems and its impact on exosomal transfer of pathology. Ideally, this work will involve neuronal (primary and pluripotent) cell lines and use of brain models as part of the investigation. Experience in cell biology, protein biochemistry, and fluorescent/confocal microscopy will be important skills used in this position. The position is funded for at least two years.The ideal candidate will plan, develop, and run experiments in line with project requirements based on the funded research plan. He or she will accurately document experimental procedures and results using an electronic notebook and contribute to writing papers, grant proposals, and reports. The postdoctoral scientist will have the opportunity to present her or his innovative research at a national or international meeting.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in neuroscience or related field.Knowledge and broad experience working with cell biology, in particular neuronal systems, along with protein/lipid biochemistry and microscopy.Excellent organizational and communication skills. Fluency in both spoken and written English will be required as the scientist will be writing and presenting his or her research.Accurate and precise record-keeping abilities.Experience with statistical analyses and rigor.Ability to work both cooperatively and independently, and with minimum supervision.Strong work ethic and high motivation.
Preferred Qualifications: Proven track record with publications in international peer reviewed journals.
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