Postdoctoral Fellowships - Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies in FTD/AD
Posted 17 Apr 2019
Emory University, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease
Please email CV, personal statement describing interest in position, career goals, and contact info for three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants can also apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/32426/job.
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.
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.