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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pathology & Lab. Medicine
Charleston, South Carolina
Commensurate with qualifications and experience (NIH Scale)
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. We are seeking a highly motivated research scholar to study the role of cellular senescence in brain aging and AD pathogenesis. The successful candidate will utilize an array of state-of-the-art approaches, including cellular & molecular biology techniques, single-cell RNA sequencing, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, and AD transgenic animal models, to delineate how senescent cells affect amyloid plaque formation, tau pathologies, neuroinflammation and AD progression. Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in neurobiology, molecular cell biology, neuroscience, or other related fields. Interested applicants should send your CV, a cover letter describing your research interests/previous experience/future career goals, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Gavin Wang at Competitive salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills

  • Previous experience working with transgenic mouse models of AD and confocal microscopy is highly preferred.
  • Expert-level intellectual input to the research objectives and data interpretation of the research projects.
  • Ability to work independently in experimental design and project execution.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to train and supervise technicians and graduate students.

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