- Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Piscataway, New Jersey
- Salary will follow NIH postdoc salary scale
- Closing date
- Sep 18, 2020
- Graduate School or University
- Job Function
- Postdoctoral Researcher
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Entry Level
RWJMS-Institute for Neurological Therapeutics (RINT) at Rutgers is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the areas of Neurodegeneration and Molecular Neuroscience with a focus on Parkinson’s (PD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The laboratory of Dr. Yoon-Seong Kim has recently joined RINT and is seeking highly-motivated individuals to work on ongoing research as well as pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment. The lab and collaborating partners combine expertise in molecular mechanisms underlying oxidative stress-related nigrostriatal degeneration in PD using a range of rodent and cell-based PD models. Currently, his research is expanding to investigate the molecular mechanisms governing oxidative stress-mediated α-synuclein changes including epigenetic and translational regulation as well as protein aggregation and mitochondrial function using the latest, cutting edge techniques. He has recently introduced the innovative concept of transcriptional mutagenesis (TM) of the SNCA gene and its contribution to PD pathogenesis. This original idea is widely applicable to other neurodegenerative conditions including Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer’s disease. His research pipeline is highly interdisciplinary and integrates core areas of neurodegenerative diseases. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work on ongoing NIH-funded projects and will be mentored towards an independent research career in a supportive environment here at RINT at Rutgers.
RO1 project #1: https://grantome.com/grant/NIH/R01-NS100919-02
RO1 project #2: https://grantome.com/grant/NIH/R01-NS101461-01A1
Ph.D. in Biomedical/Biological Science (with a focus on Neurodegeneration within the past 2 years) with background in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related discipline. The ideal candidate should have a strong molecular biology background with accomplishments demonstrated by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Qualifications: Training and/or experience with: Basic molecular biology tools and techniques involving DNA, RNA and protein, gene-editing techniques like CRISPR/Cas9, Cell-culture techniques (primary neurons, iPSC culture and differentiation), animal handling and associated surgical techniques including creation of toxin-induced animal models to study Parkinson`s disease (PD) pathogenesis, stereotaxic injection, AAV/lentiviral work, RNASeq and data analysis, mouse/rat- brain immunohistochemistry experience with recombinant protein and neurodegeneration. Training will be provided to the right person as necessary to fill any skill gaps.
How to apply: Please send the following documents directly to Dr. Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org): cover letter, complete CV/resume; one-page statement of research interests and philosophy; and a list of at least three (3) professional references with email addresses.
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
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