Postdoctoral Researcher

Salt Lake City, Utah
NIH guidelines.
Oct 19, 2019
Dec 18, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The Neurology Laboratory at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in cellular and animal modeling of neurodegenerative diseases. The Neurology Laboratory is well-funded by NIH, and other funding sources. We seek a highly motivated PhD in a related medical science. Diseases studied include spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRDs). The postdoc will join a well-established research program focused on developing therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders. Biochemical systems under study include autophagy, unfolded protein response (UPR) and ribonucleoproteins (RNPs). 

Applicants should be highly motivated, have a Ph.D., a strong background in biochemistry, genetics, or molecular biology, and a strong publication record. Outstanding communication skills and excellent references are required. Experience with in vivo use of compounds, ASOs, or AAVs is a plus, as is a drive to rigorously characterize pathways by western blotting, quantitative PCR, and immunohistopathology.