Parkinson’s disease is a disabling neurodegenerative movement disorder that affects between 1-3% of the population over the age of 65. Poor handling and elimination of misfolded proteins has been identified as central in the molecular pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease.
Our lab is focused on dissecting molecular pathways contributing to neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease with a focus on molecular chaperones and co-chaperones in regulating proteostasis. The ultimate goal of our research is to discover strategies to mitigate the loss of neurons in the brain to slow or even halt the progression of Parkinson's disease.
We are looking for highly motivated and skilled post-doctoral fellows to join our team to pursue exciting new avenues of investigation. The ideal candidate for the position will work well within a moderate-sized research team.
Please follow the link below to submit/attach a complete application as a single PDF including 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement describing applicant's career goals, 3) copies of up to 3 representative publications (published or in press) for which the applicant is the major contributor, 4) names and email addresses of 3 referees. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Qualifications: • MD and/or PhD, obtained within the past 5 years, with extensive experience in cellular and molecular biology • Expertise in one or more of the following will be considered an asset: CRISPR/Cas, iPSCs, live cell microscopy, C. Elegans models, knockout rodent models. stereotactic based gene delivery in preclinical models • Excellent skills in scientific writing and verbal presentation in English with a recent publication track record
Internal Number: 822778
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