A 2-5 year, NIH supported Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Felice Elefant within the Department of Biology at Drexel University, located in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. Drexel provides state-of-the art facilities that enable faculty and staff to conduct cutting edge research and provides for an outstanding intellectual environment. I am committed to providing excellent career development opportunities in the fields of epigenetics, neurobiology and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. Please see our laboratory website at www.pages.drexel.edu/~bio/elefant_lab.
We are seeking a highly motivated and creative scientist with a track record of successful research who can independently design and execute experiments. The selected candidate will focus on investigating the role of the neuroepigenome in mediating higher order brain function and how these processes go awry in neurodegenerative diseases such as AD. Research will involve working with Drosophila animal models, rat and mouse neural cell culture models and primary human disease tissue. Responsibilities include designing/conducting experiments, collecting/analyzing data, preparing data for publication and grant submission, as well as presenting at local/national meetings and applying for fellowships/grants.
Candidates should have a PhD and should have training in one or more of the following disciplines: cellular neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and genome-wide approaches to neurological disorders. Experience in cell culture technique is essential. Familiarity with immunohistochemistry, ChIP and RNA-Seq, and bioinformatics is strongly desired. Curriculum Vitae and names of three references should be sent to: email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with the experience and fit for the position
Our laboratory focuses on understanding how the neuroepigenome governs regulation of higher order brain function via chromatin packaging control in neurons. We believe our studies will provide broad insights into novel epigenetic mechanisms underlying human neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and lay the groundwork for epigenetic based therapeutic approaches for early interve...ntion of cognitive disorders. To this end, we have developed novel Drosophila animal models that allow us to explore an epigenetic basis for an array of neurodegenerative disorders. We also utilize neural cell culture models as well as mouse and human disease tissues to confirm and extend our findings. We have many exciting projects for interested post-doctoral applicants. To learn more about our research, please visit our laboratory website at: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~bio/elefant_lab/index.html or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.