Postdoctoral Associate - Neurotoxicology and Parkinson’s Disease

Rutgers University, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Bernstein Lab
Piscataway, New Jersey
Starting at NIH postdoctoral stipend levels
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022
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Dr. Alison Bernstein’s lab is hiring a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)/Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University. Dr. Bernstein’s research focuses on the role of epigenetics and the environment in the etiology of sporadic Parkinson’s disease. This position is funded by grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Additional funding and career development resources for postdocs are available through the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology (T32).

The candidate will focus on 1-2 of the following funded projects: (1) epigenetic analysis in a mouse models of Parkinson’s disease related exposures, (2) elucidating mtolecular mechanisms of pesticide-induced changes in DNA methylation in a 3D neurosphere model in vitro, and (3) characterizing mechanisms underlying synaptic deficits in an in vivo two-hit exposure model of Parkinson’s disease. 

Rutgers University is one of the largest research universities and has outstanding resources and facilities to support state-of-the-art research. Both Dr. Bernstein’s home department and EOHSI are nationally and internationally recognized for their basic and clinical research on pharmacology, toxicology, and exposure science. Dr. Bernstein’s research team has access to outstanding facilities of Genomics, Genetics, Proteomics, Confocal and high-content imaging, Histopathology, Analytical Chemistry, Flow Cytometry, etc. Rutgers University provides an excellent career development and training environment for postdoc researchers.

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