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Postdoctoral Associate

The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine
Year 0-1: $65,589, Year 1-2: $67,318, Year 2-3: $69,095, Year 3-4: $70,521 Year 4-5: $72,877 ,
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

Postdoctoral Associate | Neuroscience | Dr. Mary Teena Joy

The Joy lab is looking for a motivated postdoctoral candidate interested in studying circuit repair and motor behavior after stroke with the goal of identifying translatable therapies for stroke recovery.

The focus of the lab is to determine how brain circuits reorganize after a stroke, contributions of these reorganizational process to motor function, molecular signatures that drive recovery and therapeutic targets for stroke. We use a host of techniques including but not limited to large-scale mesoscopic calcium imaging, optogenetics, gene targeting with viral vectors or transgenics, transcriptomics and ethological measurements of behavior.

The deal candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences or nearing completion, experience in one or more of the above techniques, a strong background in neuroscience and optionally molecular biology and data science. We are looking for a candidate that is driven, can leverage the lab’s existing expertise and build upon this and does not shy away from new ideas/approaches and challenges. Additionally, the candidate will have access to JAX’s unique postdoctoral training program that offers support and substantial guidance for building an independent career in science through applications to postdoctoral and transition awards.

This is also a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful outdoors and the coastline of Bar Harbor, ME , be it a day at the Acadia National park, a walk through the carriage roads, sailing in the Atlantic , snow sports or being part of the exuberant festivities over the Summer.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a 1-page cover letter briefing your training, current and future interests, CV and contact information for 2-3 references.

The Joy lab supports postdocs that have either academic or non-academic long-term career goals, international candidates, women and candidates from all backgrounds. We truly believe in equal opportunity for all.

JAX Salary  
Year 0 - 1     $65,589  
Year 1 - 2     $67,318  
Year 2 - 3     $69,095  
Year 3 - 4     $70,521  
Year 4 - 5     $72,877  
Year 5 - 6     $75,569  

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