Cell and molecular neurobiological studies of Alzheimer’s Disease and related neurodegenerative diseases. We seek highly motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree in biological or chemical sciences for a full-time position exploring disease mechanisms in cellular and genetically engineered mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Our research focus is on fundamental and disease-related regulation of the endosomal-lysosomal pathway and autophagy at the cellular and molecular genetic levels. Innovative approaches and models have been recently developed to understand how these pathways function in health and diseased neurons in vivo and in vitro. Unique research training opportunities are available that combine molecular, cell biological, morphologic, and biochemical approaches in a multidisciplinary setting at an internationally recognized research center. There are ample opportunities for scientific growth, career enhancement and development into an independent investigator in academia.
We are located at the Center for Dementia Research (cdr.rfmh.org) at the Nathan Kline Institute, an affiliate of NYU School of Medicine, 12 miles North of New York City. Send resume and statement of research interests to Ralph Nixon., M.D., Ph.D., CDR, Nathan Kline Institute, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962; Fax:845-398-5422; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Nathan Kline Institute - Center for Dementia Research
The Center for Dementia Research (CDR) is a consortium of independent laboratories and research programs at the Nathan Kline Institute (NKI). Directed by Ralph A. Nixon, Ph.D., M.D., the CDR comprises 7 principal investigators and 50 staff and is dedicated to CDR studies on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of AD and other major neurodegenerative diseases. Affiliated with New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), NKI is one of two major institutes for psychiatric research supported in part by the Office of Mental Health of the State of New York. In the 21 years since its establishment at NKI, the CDR has rapidly become an internationally recognized research center, drawing talented and highly respected researchers, technical staff and trainees worldwide, and bringing millions of federal dollars annually to New York to help support its mission. For their work, CDR researchers have received the highest awards bestowed by the National Institutes for Health, the National Alzheimer's Association, and other organizations and publish in the most prestigious journals in science.