Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Edson Foundation (ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center)


ASU Knowledge Enterprise


Phoenix, Arizona

Principal Investigator

Ramon Velazquez


Applicants are responsible for including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three professional references in the application through the Interfolio website. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

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Arizona State University invites applications for one Edson Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC). The goal of the foundation is to fund research that will find new discoveries and solutions to better the quality of life for people affected by neurodegenerative diseases.

The Edson Postdoctoral Research Scholar will have a primary mentor in the NDRC, but will have the opportunity to collaborate with other investigators. The selected candidate will work on projects related to identifying novel therapeutic targets in Alzheimer’s disease. This will include both human postmortem tissue assays and live rodent work.

Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to work on identifying various environmental risk factors that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

ASU will begin reviewing applications January 27, 2020 and will continue to review incoming applications on a biweekly basis until the position is filled.

Essential Duties:

  • Transgenic rodent handling including; behavioral assessment, drug delivery, and collection of various tissue at death.
  • Use of microscopy, unbiased stereology, confocal imaging, image analysis, and molecular biology methods.
  • Data analyses, manuscript preparation, and oral presentations Assist with the preparation (brainstorming) and writing of grant proposals Coordinate among team members, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and actively participate in journal clubs and lab meetings.

Application deadline is January 27, 2020.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Applicants must have a Ph.D. by May 31st, 2020, in behavior and/or molecular neuroscience, neurobiology, and/or in a biomedical field to be considered.

Desired Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and have prior experience in neurobiology and neuroanatomy, with a strong focus in neurodegenerative diseases.

Candidates must have a strong background in wet lab techniques such as immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, tissue homogenization and qPCR.

Candidates must also possess a strong background in biostatistics; having bioinformatics expertise is a plus.

The candidate will be motivated to learn skills that implement a multidisciplinary approach, from genetic to behavioral level.

The candidate must be a team player, as collaborations are a key driver to produce impactful research at the NDRC.