Jobs

Postdoctoral Position in Alzheimer's Disease Proteomics

Employer

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Principal Investigator

Jeffrey Savas

Principal Investigator

Bob Vassar

Contact

jeffrey.savas@northwestern.edu, 312 503 3089

Description

The laboratories of Jeffrey Savas and Bob Vassar in the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seek a collaborative postdoctoral fellow to fill an NIH funded position.

The fellow will focus part of his or her effort on a recently funded project titled "Structural characterization of Aβ strain variation in AD mouse models." The proposed research aims to determine the structural heterogeneity of Aβ aggregates found in Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding how the structures of Aβ aggregates depend on brain region, sex, and disease progression will have an impact on the development of therapies that target these aggregates. The remaining effort will be used to explore new aspects of AD with various proteomic technologies.

Candidates should be motivated and passionate. The labs use biochemical, molecular, and proteomic technologies to investigate AD. Ultimately he or she will each carry out biochemical, molecular, and mass spectrometry-based proteomic analyses (MS experience is not required, but welcomed), and perform focused follow-up investigations.

The labs are committed to publishing complete stories and the candidates must be committed to seeing the project through to completion. Applicants are encouraged to provide a statement of research interests, their CV, and list of at least three references. 

For more information please see here:

http://www.savaslab.com/

https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=13207

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or biochemistry. Previous experience with sterotactic injections is preferred but not required. Previous experience working with mice is required.

Candidates should be prepared to make a complete commitment to ground-breaking research and work well with others in a fast-paced work environment. Importantly, candidates must have at least one or more first author publication(s) in a peer-reviewed reputable journal and ideally have completed their Ph.D. in the last five years.