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Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar/Staff Scientist Position Available in a Multiple Sclerosis Research
Organization: School of Medicine, University of California
Location: Riverside, CA, USA
A Postdoctoral scholar/Staff Scientist position with competitive salaries and benefits are available immediately in Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff Lab at the School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside. The primary focus of our research is understanding demyelination and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). The lab is actively investigating therapeutic agents that have immunomodulatory and remyelinating properties to induce recovery and repair. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to investigate mitochondria changes in Purkinje neurons and circuitry of demyelinating cerebellum using both postmortem human cerebellar tissue from MS patients and mouse models of MS. We have established transgenic mouse colonies with tagged mitochondria and Purkinje cells. Ability to perform brain slice electrophysiology (patch clamp and field potentials), and/or neuropathology and immunology is required.
Tiwari-Woodruff lab uses animal models, immunology, electrophysiology, behavior, molecular biology, and biochemistry approaches. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, physiology, or a related field with a background in electrophysiology. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement in academia or industry. Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. The city is about an hour away from beautiful beaches and ski slopes. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California without the living costs.
For additional information about ongoing research, please reach out to Dr. Tiwari- Woodruff. Applicants should send a CV, a brief research statement, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position title: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate
Organization: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Coutinho-Budd lab (coutinhobuddlab.com) at the University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience and the Center of Brain Immunology and Glia is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate for an NIH-funded position.
Our lab is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial biology. Glia are critical components of the nervous system—almost everything that neurons do requires glial support. Significant progress has been made in understanding neuron-glia interactions at synapses and axons, but my lab aims to define what glia do at neuronal cell bodies using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. We seek to understand how these glial cells interact with both neurons and neighboring glial cells, and to unravel their roles in the healthy nervous system and disease with a number of projects spanning from development to neurodegeneraton.
Candidates should have the ability to work creatively and independently in the development and execution of research projects, demonstrate a track record of planning, performing, and publishing original research, and possess effective oral and written communication skills. Previous experiences in cell biology, neuroscience, or genetics is preferred, though prior experience with Drosophila is not required.
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Contact information: Please apply via the link provided. Contact Jaeda Coutinho-Budd (Jaeda.Coutinho-Budd@virginia.edu) with questions.
Position title: Lab and Research Technician 2
Organization: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Coutinho-Budd lab (coutinhobuddlab.com) at the University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia is seeking an enthusiastic laboratory technician (Lab and Research Technician II) to perform and assist with research projects and laboratory management.
The Technician will be responsible for assisting in research related to cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial biology in Drosophila melanogaster. We are particularly interested in understanding molecular mechanisms underlying glial function and interactions with nearby neurons and glia in the healthy and diseased nervous system. Our research involves a number of techniques and approaches in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, including the use of genetically-modified animals combined with brain microdissection, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, PCR and other DNA preparation, Western blots, data analysis, and other techniques as needed. Additional responsibilities include ordering lab supplies, maintaining Drosophila stocks and lab equipment, and helping to train undergraduate students. The position includes opportunities that will result in authorship on academic publications, and the potential to attend and present your work at scientific conferences.
Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience or related field, and prior research experience in cell and molecular biology. Previous research with Drosophila is encouraged, but not required.
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Eligible)
Organization: The Department of Anatomy, Physiology School of Medicine in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
We are recruiting exceptional postdocs and junior faculty for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics.
We support an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative environment in learning and teaching across our medical and graduate programs. Research interests that align well with the department include neurotrauma and neurodegenerative diseases with consideration of cardiovascular factors, the role of the immune system response, pain chronification, and genetic susceptibility. We encourage research that integrates mechanistic studies with translational approaches to understand pathophysiology and identify therapeutic targets and potential treatments for protection, repair and recovery. Expertise with cutting-edge technologies and techniques is desired, including bioinformatics and computational biology as applicable to genetics and neuroimaging.
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Contact information: Dr. Regina C. Armstrong (email@example.com)
Position title: Post-doctoral
Organization: Laboratory Dr. Bieberich, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY, USA
The initial focus of the postdoctoral scientist will be exciting NIH-funded projects examining function of lipids, particularly the sphingolipid ceramide, in neural development and neurodegeneration. We have long-term funding and immediate openings related to projects on the function of sphingolipids, specifically ceramide and sphingosine-1-phosphate, in cell signaling for neural development and disease. Particularly, we are interested in the role of ceramide for extracellular vesicle-mediated neurodegeneration and sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediated activation of glia in Alzheimer’s disease. We use integrative omics approaches to identify candidate cell signaling factors regulated by sphingolipids as well as mechanism-driven targeted approaches applying cutting edge molecular biology, imaging, and spectrometric techniques in unique transgenic animal models and cell culture, including human iPS cells.
A successful candidate will bring specific skills and knowledge critical to the lab’s research focus. These skills include, but are not limited to, experience with rodent colony handling and experiments, molecular biology and cell culture techniques. Experience in neuroscience-related research areas is desired. Experience in lipid biochemistry is preferred, but not critical. It is expected that a successful candidate has a substantial level of independence to write manuscripts and help develop grant applications with minimal supervision.
The successful candidate will benefit from a highly-stimulating and collaborative research environment in addition to an organized training plan to propel their future career goals. There are ample opportunities for scientific growth, career enhancement, and development into an independent investigator in academia, industry, or other career paths. Although the projects are currently funded by NIH, an integral part of post-doctoral training is the process of preparing a research proposal and writing a fellowship application, so Post-Docs are encouraged to apply for external funding when possible. Qualified candidates will also be eligible to apply to other University of Kentucky awarded T32 training programs.
The Department of Physiology (https://medicine.uky.edu/departments/physiology/) is on the same campus as the medical center (https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/), which may allow for many potential networking and collaborative interactions and opportunities. The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (https://medicine.uky.edu/centers/sbcoa), also local to the Department of Physiology, includes the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center that provides access to world-class translational resources to support innovative research (e.g. longitudinally followed and well-characterized clinical cohorts, neuroimaging, biomarkers, and autopsy specimens). Post-Docs can also collaborate with a number of other centers at the University that facilitate neuroscience research, including the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (https://medicine.uky.edu/centers/scobirc), the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center (https://www.research.uky.edu/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy-center), the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (https://www.ccts.uky.edu/), and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/kentucky-neuroscience-institute), to name a few.
See for yourself what makes UK a great place to work. To view our exceptional benefits, please visit: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits.
We are committed to providing an inclusive, supportive, and collegial environment for lab members to develop the skills required to meet their individual career goals and propel them towards their next venture in life.
Items to include as part of your application:
CV, cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and career goals, and contact information for three references.
If you would like to apply, please contact Dr. Erhard Bieberich (Erhard.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn, and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients, and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Position title: Research Technician
Organization: University of Notre Dame
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
The Adams lab is recruiting a highly motivated Research Technician to join our team. Our lab focuses on understanding how neural stem and progenitor cells in the mammalian brain respond to injury or disease and how these cells contribute to functional repair in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis. The candidate will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in performing research and contributing to daily laboratory operations, including administrative tasks (ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, safety training) and mouse colony management (genotyping and weaning mice).
Link to full description: https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/29679
Contact information: Please apply directly to job ad or contact Katrina Adams by email (email@example.com)
Position Title: Associate Teaching Professor - Job#076308
Organization: Syracuse University
Location: Syracuse, NY
The Neuroscience Program in the College of Arts & Sciences at Syracuse University seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track teaching professor to begin fall of 2023. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate level classes in our interdisciplinary neuroscience program. In addition to a 3+2 teaching load, the successful applicant will provide input into curricular and co-curricular programing, contribute to student recruitment, student advising and program management. This is a full-time 8.5-month faculty position with an initial renewable contract of three years with an appointment in the Department of Biology. Additional remuneration, paid as one month of summer salary, is possible for duties related to program management for highly qualified applicants who are deemed able to fulfill those responsibilities. Teaching professors of all ranks are full members of the departmental and university community and are eligible to vote on Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, and university matters of shared governance except for those pertaining to the hiring and promotion of tenure-track faculty.
The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience program offers an integrated learning major (ILM) in Neuroscience to undergraduates as well as neuroscience graduate concentration. Thirty-five faculty members from nine departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the David B. Falk College of Sports and Human Dynamics, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science are neuroscience faculty affiliates https://thecollege.syr.edu/neuroscience/people/ . Undergraduate neuroscience ILM students currently number 250. The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Concentration Program currently has 13 students who are admitted into the department of a traditional discipline and then complete coursework interdisciplinary to neuroscience.
Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or closely related field required. Relevant prior teaching experience is required.
Job Specific Qualifications:
The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students, as well as fostering a climate of inclusion. The program is interested in candidates who have developed effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups underrepresented in higher education or in neuroscience. The successful candidate will teach courses that could include but are not limited to: Neuroanatomy; Introduction to Neuroscience; Neurobiology of Disease; and Brain and Behavior. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to develop upper division neuroscience electives appropriate to her/his expertise and the needs of the Neuroscience Program.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following documents:
1. Cover Letter
2, Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching Statement (use document labeled Teaching Philosophy)
4. Diversity Statement describing plans for /or past efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion in the classroom and program
5. Contact information for three professional references
Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/97671
Position title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Organization: Laboratory of Dr Douglas Feinstein, University of Illinois
Location: Chicago, Illinois
This Post-Doctoral Associate will conduct research on studies to induce remyelination in a mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the laboratory of Dr Douglas Feinstein at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with Dr. Feinstein and other laboratory members to design, perform, and analyze experiments using in vitro and in vivo experimental approaches. This project involves causing loss of myelin in the CNS by treating mice with the demyelinating agent Cuprizone (CPZ). Following treatment, mice will be administered Lanthionine Ketimine Ester (LKE) which we showed induces remyelination (see Dupree et al. (2022) ASN NEURO). The postdoctoral researcher will perform studies to optimize the timing and dosage of LKE, and will test if remyelination is maintained after LKE is halted. Assays will include immunocytochemistry (ICC), qPCR, and electron microscopy. In vitro studies will be done using primary cultures of oligodendrocytes (OLGs), to screen newer LKE derivatives for higher potency, and will include assays for markers of survival and maturation using qPCR and IHC. The post doctoral associate will examine the role of the protein CRMP2, a target of LKE, using the Cre-Lox approach to generate mice with conditional knockout of CRMP2 from OLGs; and pharmacokinetic analyses to measure LKE accumulation in tissue. The post doctoral associate will carry out behavior studies to determine if LKE reduces deficits due to the loss of myelin.
The candidate should have previous experience working with mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. The candidate should also have experience with some or all of the above methods including transcardial perfusion of mice, IHC, RNA isolation and qPCR, mouse genotyping, primary cell culture, and behavior analyses including open field testing, novel object recognition, and rotarod.
The studies are supported by a VA Merit grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and funds are available for up to 3 years. The salary level will follow current NIH recommendations based on number of years of previous post-doctoral experience.
If interested, please send a recent c.v. with at least 2 references listed. For more information or with any questions please contact Dr Feinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position title: Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Organization: Bowdoin College
Location: Brunswick, ME
Summary of position:
Bowdoin College’s Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in chemical biology, biochemistry or neurochemistry at the assistant professor level, beginning July 1, 2023. A PhD in biochemistry, chemistry or a related field is expected by the date of appointment. We are interested in candidates able to teach introductory chemistry and biochemistry who bring expertise that connects with existing interdisciplinary programs at the college (such as biochemistry, neuroscience, digital and computational studies, or environmental studies), strengthen one or more of the interdisciplinary tracks through our major (e.g. the neurochemical track), or bring new knowledge and skills (e.g. a focus on bioinformatics).
The successful applicant will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of nine faculty members (including five women and two faculty of color), six laboratory instructors, an instrumentation specialist, and a departmental coordinator. The teaching load is three courses per year and will include responsibility for an intermediate course in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, with periodic offering of an intermediate level biochemistry course; an introductory chemistry course; and an advanced course related to the candidate’s research strengths or a non-majors science course. Full-time laboratory instructor support is provided for introductory and intermediate level courses.
Bowdoin requires its faculty to have a promise of long-term successful research and a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in their teaching. (For a description of inclusive excellence, please consult the following resource: Williams, et. al., Toward a Model of Inclusive Excellence). The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and demonstrate the potential to develop a funded, active, and productive research program that involves undergraduates.
The Bowdoin community warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.
Bowdoin College offers opportunities for professional development, a fully funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), and regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals. Support for teaching, grant-writing, digital initiatives, computing software, and community partnerships in courses is readily available to all faculty. The college also offers robust programming and resources for establishing and enhancing mentoring networks.
Contact: Rick Broene
Dates: August 19th – September 16th, 2022
2 Postdoctoral scholar positions with competitive salaries and benefits are available immediately in Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff Lab at the School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside. The primary focus of our research is understanding demyelination and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). The lab is actively investigating therapeutic agents that have immunomodulatory and remyelinating properties to induce recovery and repair. Post-doctoral scholar positions are immediately present for two funded projects
i) investigate Purkinje cell mitochondria dysfunction in demyelinating cerebellum (neuroscience and/ immunology or electrophysiology background)
ii) investigate the initiation of seizure and involvement of inhibitory neurons and astrocyte gap junctions in chronically demyelinated mouse model of multiple sclerosis (required brain slice electrophysiology background).
For additional information about ongoing and reference research, please reach out to Dr. Tiwari- Woodruff, email@example.com
Tiwari-Woodruff lab use animal models, immunology, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry approaches. Candidates should have strong neuroscience, neuroimmunology or electrophysiology experience. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, physiology, or related field. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement in academia or industry. Postdoctoral salary is commensurate upon qualifications and 2-step higher than NIH NRSA stipends (https://graduate.ucr.edu/postdoctoral-studies). University of California also offers competitive salary and benefit for staff scientists.
A member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside is an institution powered by an entrepreneurial spirit, a record of innovation and results, and a commitment to excellence and collaboration across disciplines. UC Riverside has a vibrant research environment (including 2 Nobel Laureates and more than a dozen of National Academies members). Our lab is housed in the state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Research Building, UC Riverside’s newest and largest research building. The campus is also located in a prime position close to other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California.
Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. Riverside is about an hour away from beautiful beaches and ski slopes. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California without the living costs.
Preference will be given to candidates with research experience in mouse immunology, pathology, and electrophysiology. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.
Applicants should send a CV, a brief research statement, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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