Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow - ALS/FTD Research

Employer

Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Location

Queensland, Australia

Principal Investigator

Adam Walker

Contact

 adam.walker@uq.edu.au

Description

The University of Queensland is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join its neurodegeneration pathobiology laboratory. This position will focus on understanding molecular mechanisms of TDP-43-related neurodegeneration and identifying potential treatments for ALS/MND and FTD. The postdoc will use approaches including mouse surgery, AAVs and behavioral analysis for preclinical testing, biochemistry, neuronal cell culture, lentiviruses, advanced molecular biology (CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing), advanced microscopy, and analysis of human tissue samples. Projects will develop to take advantage of the postdoc's existing expertise while allowing growth and development, with a focus on in vivo work and additional in vitro studies.

The postdoc will work both independently and cooperatively, with access to career-development opportunities, a dedicated support network, and superb neuroscience research facilities, to forge new research directions, make important discoveries, and publish high-profile findings.

For further details and to apply, please visit: http://search.jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/508216/postdoctoral-research-fellow

Requirements

A Ph.D. in a relevant area of neuroscience research; demonstrated expertise in transgenic and/or viral-mediated mouse models of neurodegenerative disease, or advanced techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology; a deep understanding of molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration; and a strong desire to make important scientific discoveries, to build new research directions, and to apply one's expertise and develop new skills to advance the lab's research goals.

A record of high-profile first-author publications together with a record of success in competitive funding schemes, and prizes and awards for research, will make candidates particularly competitive for this position. We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the university.