Postdoctoral fellows/research scientists - analysis of microglial biology in tauopathy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 26, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

An exciting new project on microglial biology in neurodegenerative disease has generated two new positions in the Burton Lab at the University of Pittsburgh.  As a result, we are currently recruiting neurobiology researchers at Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Specialist or Research Scientist level with expertise in the following areas:

  1. Intravital imaging and image analysis. The post holder will lead intravital imaging and analysis workflows, quantifying microglial dynamics in the intact brain of transgenic and gene knockout zebrafish to determine the role of a new therapeutic target in microglial biology.  Experience and demonstrated expertise in microscopy and image analysis are essential; skills and knowledge in zebrafish genetics, molecular biology, and software development would be advantageous.
  2. Testing experimental therapies in mouse models of neurodegeneration. The post holder will be analyze the effects of test compounds targeting neuroinflammation in transgenic mice. Experience and demonstrated expertise in handling, genotyping, administering test compounds, and carrying out neurobehavioral testing in mice is essential; experience with mouse models of neurodegeneration would be advantageous.

As the project is funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, applicants must be eligible for VA employment.  Funding starts 1 October 2021, although an earlier start date may be possible.  Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fluent written and spoken English, commitment to excellence, and the ability to work within a team are all essential.  Enquiries are welcome from all qualified candidates, including researchers from groups historically under-represented in science.

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