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Postdoctoral Fellow - Alzheimer's Research

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas
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Closing date
Oct 16, 2023

Job Details

HSC Post Doctoral Research Associate



The Laboratory on Neurodegeneration and Translational Research, led by Dr. Decourt, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with an interest in Alzheimer's disease (AD) research. Our laboratory has three main lines of research. 1- We carry out pharmacological experiments on several models of AD, including cell cultures and rodents. We also conduct molecular and protein analyses to analyze the phenotypes of our models with and without drug exposure. 2- We are involved in several AD clinical trials (2 are funded by the NIH) and carry out biomarker development experiments for neurodegenerative disorders on human biofluids. 3- We participate in community-based dementia research activities in rural areas around Lubbock, Texas. We also have collaborations with local clinicians to initiate pilot projects aimed at improving the medical care provided to residents in the community we serve. 


Position Description

Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with Ph.D. studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.


Major/Essential Functions

• Carry out biological experiments

• Maintain orderly records of experiments

• Manage electronic databases

• Write scientific articles

• Write scientific grant applications

• Organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

• Integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes.

• Establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed.

• Work independently, as well as part of a team

• Interact professionally with the PI and train new lab members


Occasional Duties

• Pursue independent research ideas from conception to execution and analysis

• Will prepare and submit applications for internal and external funding.

• Will publish results in peer-reviewed journals including new data and analyses of previously collected data.

• Will present data at internal meetings, national and international conferences.


Required Qualifications

• PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g., D.Sc., M.D.) in area of project specialization.

• Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof.


Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, biology, or biochemistry.

• Experience with either of the following experiments: murine genetic models and rodent behavioral assessment, major biochemistry and cell biology techniques, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, cell culture, and statistical analyses.

• Strong laboratory, analytical and organizational skills.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

• Demonstrate publication of research


Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan


EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.


Jeanne Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.


How to Apply

To apply, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a resume/CV, a research statement, include three contacts for references, and complete the formal online application on the TTUHSC website (job #34354BR):, 


For questions, contact Dr. Decourt at


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