Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellowships - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies in FTD/AD

Employer

Emory University, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease

Location

Atlanta, Georgia

Principal Investigator

Thomas Kukar

Contact

Please email CV, personal statement describing interest in position, career goals, and contact info for three references to: tkukar@emory.edu. Applicants can also apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/32426/job.

Description

The Kukar lab uses a multidisciplinary approach spanning molecular neuroscience, chemical biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, iPSCs, and mouse models to investigate the mechanisms of neurodegeneration. A major focus is to study how autophagy/lysosome dysfunction and neuroinflammation interact to cause frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Two postdoctoral fellowship positions are available immediately to 1) use adeno-associated virus (AAV) to test a novel therapeutic approach to treat FTD caused by GRN mutations or 2) investigate the molecular mechanisms of lysosomal dysfunction and inflammation caused by GRN mutations.

Requirements

Recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in relevant field (i.e., neuroscience, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, neuroscience).

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, organized, ambitious team players with a track record of peer-reviewed publications and excellent verbal and written communication skills.