Postdoctoral Research Position – Neurovascular Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Anika Hartz
University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
The Hartz Laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is seeking a qualified candidate for a postdoctoral position for an NIH-funded project (2R01AG039621) entitled “Restoring Blood-Brain Barrier Function to Improve Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease”.
This project is focused on modulating blood-brain barrier function in Alzheimer's disease and includes work with unique transgenic AD mouse models as well as fresh and frozen human brain tissue. The project involves molecular analysis of brain capillaries isolated from animal models and human brain tissue in combination with state-of-the art imaging techniques (confocal microscopy, cranial window followed by in vivo MP microscopy, tissue clearing utilizing X-CLARITY, superresolution microscopy). The candidate will work with the PI, lab manager, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will be part of a motivated research team, work in a highly-productive scientific environment, use state-of-the-art equipment, and employ innovative approaches to generate high quality data that the candidate is expected to communicate with the research community.
The candidate will receive comprehensive mentoring, has to be highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed, and have an outstanding work ethic. The Hartz Laboratory fosters interdisciplinary research and is dedicated to explore blood-brain barrier function with the goal to improve treatment of brain disorders. The Hartz Laboratory is part of the University of Kentucky NIH-funded Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (www.uky.edu/coa/).
The candidate is expected to have a PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM in an area relevant to neuroscience. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in blood-brain barrier research and/or experience and/or a strong interest in Alzheimer's disease research. Prior experience with mouse colonies, imaging techniques (confocal microscopy, multi-photon imaging) and standard molecular techniques (Western blotting, ELISA, IHC, IP) is desirable. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, a solid publication record, and appropriate experience.
To apply, please visit the UK Jobs site at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/166682. Applications must include a CV and cover letter. Please also include the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters from your references within the employment system.
Application deadline is January 22, 2018.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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