The Laboratory of Dr. Michelle L. Block is currently accepting applications for 2 postdoc positions focused on discovering the molecular mechanisms underlying how air pollution impacts Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology.
The individuals selected for these positions will explore how the pulmonary/peripheral immune response regulates the central nervous system response to air pollution in Alzheimer’s disease. Murine in vivo studies and some cell culture models of Alzheimer’s disease will be routinely used along with molecular biology, histochemistry, RNAseq, flow cytometry, NanoString technology, and imaging techniques (confocal, 2-photon, fluorescence, and bright field microscopy) to address these key questions.
The lab is part of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, which is a fantastic environment for neuroscience, neuroimmunology, and neurotoxicology training.
Lab Website: www.microgliaresearch.org
To apply, please send a cover letter describing your research interests/relevant background, a curriculum vitae, and 3 references to Michelle L. Block, Ph.D. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful applicant will be highly motivated, creative, and have a Ph.D. in Toxicology/Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Immunology, or a related scientific field. Significant experience with imaging techniques, flow cytometry, inhalation toxicology, or molecular biology will be considered a strength. The candidate will manage projects, develop novel techniques, present findings at conferences, write manuscripts, and contribute to grant application preparation, where training/mentoring/active collaboration for these responsibilities is designed to advance scientific and career growth. Salary will be commensurate with experience.