Postdoctoral Associates in Neurodegenerative Diseases:
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Postdoctoral positions are available to study in vivo pathogenic mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and/or Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The projects include defining in vivo mechanisms of neurodegeneration in AD and PD, particularly the pathogenic roles of Unfolded Protein Response/Cellular Protein Homeostasis, inflammation, and metabolic dysfunction; in vivo mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in PD; in vivo/cell biological mechanisms of cell-to-cell transmission of protein aggregates; and therapy development targeting underlying pathological features. Projects will utilize mouse genetics, cell biological/biochemical approaches, quantitative neuropathology, behavioral analysis, and neurophysiology. The projects are funded by multiple Federal grants and involve extensive national and international collaborations with diverse group of investigators. The laboratory is located within the Wallin Medical Biosciences Building, housing the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute for Translational Neuroscience at University of Minnesota. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with strong background in relevant Biomedical Sciences, including Neuroscience, Cell/Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry. Fluency in English is also essential. Significant experiences in neurodegenerative disease or other relevant approaches are highly preferred.
The laboratory is part of active Neuroscience community consisting of ITN (https://www.med.umn.edu/research/research-strengths-expertise/neuroscience/institute-translational-neuroscience), Department of Neuroscience (https://neurosci.umn.edu/), and Neuroscience Graduate Program.
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Candidates should email C.V. (including citizenship/VISA information), brief statement of prior research and future goals (1-2 pages), and contact information for at least 2 referees to Michael K. Lee, Ph.D. (email@example.com).