18/12/2018

Post Doctoral Associate - ALS Neurodegeneration 31879

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Neurosciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    19/01/2019 04:00 - America/New York
  • LOCATION
    United States › Worcester
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    28/01/2019

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

A funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. John Landers in the Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School (https://www.umassmed.edu/landerslab/). The lab is interested in investigating the common mechanisms involved in ALS neurodegeneration and using that information to identify molecular targets that will be at the heart of a new class of therapeutics capable of blocking the disease progression of all ALS patients. This project involves testing the in vivo efficacy of a potential therapeutic target using mouse models of ALS. Techniques utilized include mouse behavioral studies, cell culture, fluorescent imaging, and other molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches. Highly motivated scientists with a Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or related area of study and a strong interest in neurodegenerative disease are encouraged to apply.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Breed, genotype and assess disease stage of transgenic ALS mice
  • Perform surgeries and tissue collection on mice
  • Carry out biochemical and cellular experiments on mouse tissues and immortalized cells
  • Record results, organize and interpret data, give presentations on results.
  • Assist in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Review literature.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards.
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with standard biochemical techniques
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to troubleshoot encountered problems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience handling mice and performing surgeries is preferred

TO APPLY:

Please email CV and contact information for three references to: John.Landers@umassmed.edu

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, national origin, covered veteran status, disability, ancestry or any other characteristic protected by law in employment, admissions, participation in its programs, services and activities, and selection of vendors who provide services or products to UMMS. Further, UMMS is firmly committed to ensuring that all who work, study, visit or seek treatment here may do so in an environment free of harassment and/or discrimination.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesNeurology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Neurosciences: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Biological Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with standard biochemical techniques
  • Ability to perform duties independently
  • Judgment and action skills required to troubleshoot encountered problems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience handling mice and performing surgeries is preferred

Specific Requirements

PhD in Biological Science or equivalent experience

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Massachusetts Medical School
United States
MA
Worcester
01605
55 Lake Ave North
1 position(s) available at
University of Massachusetts Medical School
United States
MA
Worcester
01605
55 Lake Ave North

EURAXESS offer ID: 364728