A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Congcong He in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. The successful candidate will participate in NIH-funded projects to study the functions and molecular mechanisms of autophagy genes in the regulation of neuronal function and in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, using knockout, knockin and transgenic mice, cell culture, imaging, and state-of-the-art animal behavioral techniques (Lab website: http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/congconghe/home/). Prior experience in mouse neurological or behavioral research is particularly desirable. He Laboratory is stably supported by NIH and institutional funding.
Qualifications: Ph.D. degree with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications; expertise in animal experimentation, neurodegeneration and/or physiology; and good verbal and written communication skills. Competitive candidates should be self-motivated and willing to learn new knowledge and techniques.
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