Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Studying Patient-Derived Neurons and Glia

Employer

Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Principal Investigator

Giuseppina Tesco

Principal Investigator

Philip G. Haydon 

Contact

E-mail a curriculum vitae, reprints, statement of interest and career goals, and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references to:

Giuseppina Tesco, M.D., Ph.D.
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Laboratory
Department of Neuroscience
Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
E-mail address: Giuseppina.Tesco@Tufts.edu

Description

Tufts University is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows to join the lab of Giuseppina Tesco and Philip Haydon in the Department of Neuroscience to study synaptic alteration in Alzheimer's disease patient-derived brain cells both in vitro and in vivo.

Requirements

Primary responsibilities include surgical or technical procedures on animals, physiological recordings of local field potentials and, potentially whole cell recordings. Applicants with additional skills including confocal microscopy, experience with neuronal cultures and mouse models, cellular and molecular biology techniques will be preferred.

Applicants must also be fluent in spoken and written English.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate strong problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and the ability to independently generate precise, reliable data and interpret them. Candidate should have a record of research that can be applied to the fields of interest, with a strong publication record.