The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with expertise in molecular biology and proteomics to investigate mechanisms of cognitive resilience to Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will use our new workflow and exemplary mouse models of resilience to define differences in plasma membrane proteins that underlie resilience to cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Since the majority of plasma membrane proteins contain accessible extracellular domains, they represent drug targets with high translational potential to prevent, treat and ultimately cure Alzheimer’s disease.
The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, and outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Scientist Magazine polls repeatedly place The Jackson Laboratory among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program using broad array of resources and expertise available to the Kaczorowski laboratory (https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/tools/scientific-research-services). Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.
Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.
Required qualifications include a PhD in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Proteomics, or a related field and a commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise in scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Expertise in neurological disease, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, is desired.
Candidates with three plus years of postdoctoral experience, and documented meritorious scientific accomplishments, may be qualified as an Associate Research Scientist per this posted position.
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references, as one PDF file. Apply online at http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html. Select link for Bar Harbor position #6766.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Full benefit package including a 403(B) plan
The Jackson Laboratory, established in 1929 and located in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Connecticut is a non-profit independent research institution and one of the world’s leading mammalian genetics and biomedical research facilities. World-class research and scientific achievements are hall marks of the Laboratory, which employs approximately 1,600 persons. In addition to conducting geneti...c and biomedical research, the Laboratory also develops preserves and distributes genetic resources to the global scientific community and provides genetics education to scientists and clinical researchers at all career levels.