A postdoctoral fellow position is open in the Nuber laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The candidate is curious to study alpha-synuclein biology and lipid dietary enrichments in GBA mutant mice and cell culture models of Parkinson's disease (PD). The research focuses on mutations that cause Parkinson's and impact saturated fatty acids in the disease mechanisms. Readouts include behavioral testing as well as lipid-profiling, biochemical and histopathological analyses.
- A Ph.D. in neuroscience or biochemistry or a related biological field.
- Excellent track record of publications.
- Direct experience and commitment working with mice: behavior, protein and histological analyses is essential
- Cell culture (primary neurons and/or induced human neurons) experience preferred, listed in detail in the CV.
- Self-motivated and driven individual able to work both independently and in a team.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- we hope for a consistency for ~ 2-3 years.