Jobs

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships studying patient-derived neurons and glia

Employer

Tufts University

Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Principal Investigator

Giuseppina Tesco

Contact

E-mail your 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.br
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 Dr. Giuseppina Tesco in the Department of Neuroscience. NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available to study cell-type-specific Alzheimer’s disease genetic variants using a novel bioengineered model of iPSC-derived neuronal tissue.

Requirements

Primary responsibilities include iPSC cultures and their differentiation in neurons, microglia, and astrocytes. Applicants with additional skills including cellular and molecular biology techniques, genome-editing, confocal microscopy, MEA recordings 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.