Jobs

Postdoctoral Researcher

Employer

New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Location

New York , New York

Principal Investigator

Thomas Wisniewski

Principal Investigator

Beatrix Ueberheide

Contact

beatrix.ueberheide@nyulangone.org

Description

A position is available immediately in the Wisniewski Lab to study the role of apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis as part of a multidisciplinary team. This position is funded by a NIH P01 program project grant. The successful candidate will use a combination of neuropathological, proteomic, and cell culture techniques to identify novel proteins that mediate the pathological role of apoE in Alzheimer’s disease.

We have recently developed new proteomics approaches that have allowed us to examine pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease directly in human brain-tissue samples. This project uses novel proteomics approaches to identify the proteins that are differentially associated with amyloid pathology in apoE2, apoE3, and apoE4 in human brain tissue. This is an outstanding opportunity to work independently on a high impact, state-of-the-art project in a stimulating vibrant research environment.  

International candidates are welcome to apply.

Requirements

Essential:

  • PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, neuropathology or neurodegenerative disease.
  • Experience in microscopy, cell culture and protein assay techniques.
  • Independent conduct and development of research projects.
  • Excellent scientific productivity evidenced by high-quality publications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable:

  • Prior experience in Alzheimer’s disease research.
  • A strong interest in proteomics and/or bioinformatics. Prior experience is not a prerequisite, as there are ample of training opportunities for a motivated individual.