Fellow (Post Doc) (Anatomy & Physiology)

Manhattan KS
Dec 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Department of Anatomy & Physiology with the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc) to work in the laboratory of Dr. Yulan Xiong. This research position will be working on the molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease projects using various model systems including yeast, Drosophila, mice, primary and human neuronal cultures. The general approach in this lab is to use a powerful combination of genetics, molecular biology and behavioral analysis to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases in humans.  Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: - In vitro molecular lab work on Parkinson’s disease:
  • In vitro molecular and cellular study of gene function in Parkinson's disease: dissect protein function and cellular pathways  
  • In vivo Parkinson disease modeling: develop fly, mouse and human dopamine neuronal models
  • Design the experiments and evaluate/interpret results independently   
  • Basic molecular bench work: PCR, DNA cloning, protein purification, co-immunoprecipitation, Westernblotting, histochemistry etc  
  • Primary neuronal culturing  
  • Confocal/ fluorescence microscopy 

- In vivo Parkinson disease modeling: develop fly, mouse and human dopamine neuronal models

  • Design the experiments and evaluate/interpret results independently    
  • Maintaining fly or mouse colony
  • Fly or mouse brain dissection, Immunohistochemistry, Stereology  
  • Stereological injection of viruses into mouse brains and perform related analysis

- Write manuscript, grant, etc

- Attend conferences

- Teach/train new staff in the lab including students, new technicians or junior postdoc in the lab

Required Minimum Qualifications: - Ph.D., M.D/Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biomedical sciences or related disciplines.

- Independent research productivity in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry 

- Demonstrated independent research productivity in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry

Preferred Qualifications: Work experience in fly, mice or cell cultures are preferred  Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 47,476 - $ 65,000 Annual Salary Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.