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Piscataway, New Jersey
Salary commensurate with experience
Apr 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Postdoc positions for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

We are seeking highly enthusiastic and motivated postdocs for molecular and cellular studies of brain cells’ compensatory or repair mechanisms in response to brain injury or risk factors of neurodegenerative diseases or psychiatric disorders.

Location: Dr. Yong Kim’s Lab (Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Rutgers Brain Health Institute, Rutgers University), located in the staged research building in Piscataway/Bush Campus, New Jersey

Research Focus: 1) Identification of key molecular factors and pathways in specific cell types including specific interneurons, vascular endothelial cells or oligodendrocytes, 2) elucidation of their alterations in response to physical, environmental, biological or pharmacological stressors, and 3) understanding their roles in the control of neuronal activity, survival and circuit or network homeostasis, using cell type-specific approaches.

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Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree for biomedical or biological science with high motivation toward basic neuroscience research. Candidates must have strong research background at least one of the following research areas: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (particularly, studies of brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases or psychiatric disorders), Behavioral studies using mouse models, Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular Biology or/and Cell Biology.

Preferred research techniques/approaches: Basic molecular biology or biochemistry techniques for the studies of DNA, RNA or/and protein. Mouse handling and characterization of transgenic mouse models including dissection of brain regions, surgical techniques including stereotaxic injection, immunohistochemistry or FISH of brain tissue or/and RNAseq or sc/snRNAseq. Cognitive and affective behavioral tests. Gene-editing techniques or viral vector construction. Tissue culture techniques (experience with cell lines, primary neurons, oligodendrocytes or endothelial cells). Research experience with human iPSC-derived cells.

How to apply: Please send the following documents directly to Dr. Yong Kim ( (1) cover letter with a brief statement of research background and interest, (2) CV and (3) a list of three professional references with contact information

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