Postdoc

Expiring today

Location
Piscataway, New Jersey
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted
May 25, 2021
Closes
Jun 24, 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; Brain Health Institute, Rutgers University), located in the staged research building in Piscataway/Busch 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.

Lab website: https://yongkimlab.com/

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), Genomics, Stem Cell Research, 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. Research experience with RNAseq or sc/snRNAseq. Research experience with human iPSC-derived cells. Tissue culture techniques (experience with cell lines, primary neurons, oligodendrocytes or endothelial cells). Mouse handling and characterization of transgenic mouse models including dissection of brain regions, surgical techniques including stereotaxic injection, immunohistochemistry or FISH of brain tissue. Gene-editing techniques or viral vector construction. Cognitive and affective behavioral tests.

How to apply: Please send the following documents directly to Dr. Yong Kim (yk539@rwjms.rutgers.edu): (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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Molecular and cellular studies of brain cells’ compensatory mechanisms in response to risk factors of neurodegenerative or psychiatric diseases.

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