The Jankowsky lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow for an NIH-funded project to examine how genetic variants shape cognitive resilience in Alzheimer's disease. We have created knock-in and knock-out mice to examine the function of a candidate disease modifier and are poised to take our studies in several exciting new directions. First, we want bring transcriptional analyses to our studies for comparison of downstream changes in vulnerable vs. resistant brain areas and cell types. Second, we want to determine how this modifier affects neuronal structure and connectivity through single cell labeling and image-based reconstruction in cleared tissue. Ongoing work in the lab will connect these molecular and structural studies with electrophysiological and behavioral testing. We seek a motivated candidate who is intellectually and experimentally flexible enough to tackle these new lines of study with us. Researchers will work as part of a collaborative team combining mouse genetic engineering, viral circuit manipulation, hippocampal slice electrophysiology, and basic biochemistry to elucidate the complex interaction between genetics, aging, and cognitive health.
Please e-mail inquiries and applications (including CV with contact information for 3 references) to:
Dr. Joanna Jankowsky Associate Professor of Neuroscience Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX 77030 email@example.com
Applicants should hold (or soon receive) a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related discipline and have a strong background in molecular biology. Experience with transcriptomic analysis is preferred but not required. Successful applicants should be highly self-motivated, have outstanding experimental skills, and be able to think independently but also work well in a team.
Additional Salary Information: The appointment is for an initial term of one year, with the expectation of continued support pending successful progress. The position comes with competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. The start date is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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Baylor College of Medicine is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,300-acre complex housing more than 50 independent institutions. BCM is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest, and ranked among the top 10% of schools for biological research in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2019. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.