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Postdoctoral Scholar - Alzheimer’s disease and aging in animal models, DLMP

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459 to $7,097 per month ($65,508 to $85,165/yr)
Closing date
Apr 14, 2023

A postdoctoral position is available immediately (with flexible start date), in the Darvas lab at the University of Washington. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our collaborative effort on the relationship between damage to astrocytes and Alzheimer’s disease.

Our goal is to understand how astrocytic glutamate transport interacts with amyloid and tau pathology. Using mouse models and viral vectors, as a powerful system, we take advantage of technology that allows cell-type specific and temporal control over pathologic processes. Our goal is to develop animal model data sets based on behavior and pathology that we will integrate with data sets on electrophysiology and human pathology from external collaborators to answer fundamental questions about astrocytic contributions to AD and advance our knowledge of astrocytic glutamate transporters as a potential molecular target for intervention in Alzheimer’s disease.

This project, an NIH-funded collaboration between three labs, will include opportunities to pursue interests in behavior corresponding to the syndrome of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease, aging, neuropathology, molecular genetics, and viral-vector mediated gene expression. We are seeking someone with a PhD and experience, or closely related research experience, in any one of the following areas – neurodegenerative diseases (preferentially Alzheimer’s disease), astrocyte biology, or mouse genetics. The ability to work extremely well in a team is essential. This is a great opportunity for new or junior post-doctoral fellows who enjoy working at the cutting edge of a rapidly moving field and who are looking to work in a discipline that directly impacts a major disease that limits life of people in the Western world.

A record of productive research is required. Candidates must be able to perform independent scientific research, analyze and evaluate findings, assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents, write articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results. Experience with viral vectors or mouse behavior testing would be desirable. All applicants are encouraged to apply as position suitability will be assessed on multiple criteria. The positions require good communication skills, proficiency in scientific writing and good lab practice. These are full-time positions with the possibility for yearly renewal, dependent upon performance.

Interested applicants should apply via Interfolio: and send an email with CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and names of 2-3 referees to Dr. Martin Darvas ( Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The base salary range for this position will be: $5,459 to $7,097 per month ($65,508 to $85,165 annually), per scale 0-5 years experience (to be approved).

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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