A postdoctoral position is available to study the degeneration of spinal motor neurons during the pathogenesis of ALS. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, biochemical, mouse transgenic and imaging approaches for the interrogation of circuit development, regeneration and physiology. We recently performed unbiased ribosomal profiling to identify genes regulated by both regeneration and ALS degeneration in spinal motor neurons. An investigation of these genes is underway, along with additional unbiased approaches for the identification of new therapeutic targets. The laboratory environment is energetic, collegial, highly collaborative, and strives for excellence. For a detailed description of our research goals visit the laboratory website:
The individual will report directly to the principal investigator, Dr. Brian Pierchala, Sherry L. Sonneborn Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a closely related biomedical field and have a thorough background in neurobiology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to: email@example.com
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.
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