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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
Texas A&M University
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
commensurate with experience plus benefits
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

Postdoctoral researcher in neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation at Texas A&M University

A postdoctoral position is available in J Li lab (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gcrDgFUAAAAJ) at the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences and Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (https://tamin.tamu.edu/), Texas A&M University. The lab studies cellular and molecular mechanisms of central nervous system demyelination and myelin repair with particular focuses on neuroinflammation, neuron-glia interactions, and the role of sphingolipids. The successful candidates will investigate novel mechanisms linking oligodendrocyte (dys)function to brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.  

As our studies use a wide range of experimental approaches, including cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, lipid biology, immunofluorescence microscopy and transgenic animal models, ideal candidates should have strong research background in one or more of these areas and ability to work independently and collaboratively. The candidates are also expected to be a team player with high scientific standards and willing to work as a project leader with graduate/undergraduate students. The candidates will have access to high-quality research facilities, close mentorship, and opportunities for career development.

 

Required qualifications:

Applications are encouraged from self-motivated and career-orientated individuals who have a PhD or are nearing completion of their PhD in neuroscience, cell biology, biochemistry, and a related field and less than 3 years of postdoc research experiences. A strong track record of research productivity and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience with mouse models and primary glia and neuron cultures is preferred but not mandatory.

 

Application Materials: 

To be considered, please send the following items in one PDF file to Jianrong Li via email (jianrong.li@tamu.edu).

  • A cover letter including a summary of your research experience, interests and career goals.
  •  Curriculum vitae including a list of publications with brief (1-3 sentences) descriptions of your contributions to the published work.  Representative first author publication or submitted manuscript.
  • Names and contact information of 3 references.

Texas A&M University and College Station: University Texas A&M University is a tier 1 research university with over $1 billion of annual research funding and an outstanding record of training undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The University is a flagship land-, sea-, and space-grant university, ranked 20th in the nation for research expenditures by the National Science Foundation and 11th among all public universities in the nation. The University offers a unique environment for multidisciplinary research, training, and innovation. College Station, the main campus of the Texas A&M, is located in the heart of the Houston-Austin-Dallas triangle and within 1 to 3-hour drive to these major metro areas. With a student population of 74,000 and nearly 14,000 faculty and staff, the University fosters a culture of friendliness, compassion, and respect.

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