Postdoctoral Associate | Bar Harbor, ME | The Jackson Laboratory
The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate mechanisms underlying susceptibility and resilience to normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease (https://www.neuro-central.com/2018/09/19/risk-resilience-understanding-role-genetics-alzheimers-disease/). Dr. Kaczorowski is an Associate Professor and the Evnin Family Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research at the Jackson Laboratory – a research institution specializing in genetics and genomics in order to discover solutions for disease. Projects leverage novel mouse models, in vitro slice electrophysiology, circuit mapping and genome engineering to understand how genetic and environmental factors interact to influence learning and memory, cognitive aging, neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer’s. Sources of support include NIH, BrightFocus, The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, as well as generous philanthropy awards in support of research and innovation in areas of normal aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Exceptional candidates will have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious JAX Scholar award, which supports promising early-career postdoctoral associates conducting cutting edge biomedical and basic biological research at JAX. The award includes an independent research and travel budget and a salary above our standard postdoctoral scale (https://www.jax.org/education-and-learning/pre-and-postdoctoral-program/jax-scholars).
• Ph.D. or M.D. in Biological or Computational Sciences;
• Commitment to solving complex biological problems in a collaborative research environment;
• Expertise in areas of Alzheimer's Disease, neurodegeneration, or learning and memory/cognition.
Salary Guidelines: Above NIH Pay Salary Scale, plus benefits.
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals; (2) a current CV; and (3) the contact information of three references.