Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer

Indiana University School of Medicine

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Principal Investigator

Jason Meyer

Contact

meyerjas@iu.edu

Description

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Meyer lab at Indiana University School of Medicine to study approaches to the in vitro modeling of neurodegeneration with human pluripotent stem cells. Of particular interest is the lab's ability to derive and experiment with neurons and glia from human pluripotent stem cells, from which it is currently focused on elucidating mechanisms underlying disease phenotypes. The lab combines cellular and molecular biology techniques along with electrophysiology, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, and single cell RNA-seq to answer important and exciting questions about the mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration. The lab is part of a large and interdisciplinary team of neurodegeneration researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine, with expertise in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and the MODEL-AD consortium.

Requirements

Applicant must have a Ph.D. and an outstanding record of research productivity in at least one of the following areas: cell biology, neuroscience, or molecular biology, with the latter being preferred.

Experience with Crispr/Cas9 gene editing approaches is highly preferred.

Experience with stem cell biology is not required, although candidates with cell culture experience in general are strongly preferred. The candidate should also have strong communication skills in both oral presentation and writing, and be capable of working independently but could also contribute to a larger team project.