Postdoctoral Fellow- Neurodegenerative Disease Research

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Position TitlePostdoctoral Fellow- Neurodegenerative Disease ResearchVacancy IDPDS002549DepartmentNeurology - 411801Position TypePostdoctoral ScholarSalary RangeDependent on ExperienceFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTEProposed Start Date12/01/2019Estimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date10/10/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Summary

The Cohen lab in the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to investigate the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease using mouse models. In vivo techniques including generating animal models, tissue extraction, brain biochemistry, stereotactic mouse injections, and drug administration will be performed on various mouse models. The candidate is expected to lead these projects independently and manage mouse colonies to address major questions regarding the emergence of age-related Alzheimer’s pathology and mechanisms of disease pathogenesis using, for example, high-resolution brain clearing approaches, light-sheet microscopy, single-cell –omics approaches, and viral gene therapy-based approaches.

Educational Requirements

PhD is required.

Qualifications and Experience

Meticulous record keeping, presentation skills, and ability to collaborate in a team and multi-lab environment at UNC-Chapel Hill are required. Candidates must have in-vivo expertise in biochemical and/or molecular analyses of the brain and related tissues, a molecular biology background sufficient to independently lead this project, and also experience working with animal models. The successful applicant must have a demonstrated track record including published first-author papers in biological science or related field of study.
An advanced PhD. in life sciences is preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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