The Hwai-Jong Cheng laboratory at Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis invites applications for one Postdoctoral Researcher in adult neurogenesis and aging.The postdoctoral scholar will work on an NIH funded project focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of adult neurogenesis in aging mouse brain. In general, the project will require an integration of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, anatomy and neurobiology. Specific topics include, but are not limited to: 1) Defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the differentiation and maturation of adult-born neurons in hippocampus, and 2) Investigating the changes of these mechanisms in aging hippocampus. Additional duties and responsibilities include keeping excellent data and laboratory notes, analyzing experimental results, presenting data at weekly meeting, and other lab related activities.
The applicant should have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or related field, and must have proven productivity with at least one first author publication in respected journal. In addition, the applicant should be proficient in molecular biology. Priority will be given to applicants with experience in mouse genetics, molecular cloning and mammalian cell cultures. The applicant should also be attentive and reliable with various modes of communication, and must have the motivation to pursue and drive a project independently.