The laboratories of Dr. Jeffrey Savas and Dr. Bob Vassar in the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seek to hire a collaborative postdoctoral fellow to fill an NIH funded position.
The candidate will focus part of their effort on a recently funded project entitled "Structural characterization of A-beta strain variation in AD mouse models." The proposed research aims to determine the structural heterogeneity of A-beta aggregates found in Alzheimer’s Disease. Understanding how the structures of A-beta aggregates depend on brain region, sex, and disease progression, will have an impact on the development of therapies that target these aggregates. The remaining effort will be used to explore new aspects of AD with various proteomic technologies.
We are searching for a motivated and passionate post-doctoral research associate. The labs use biochemical, molecular, and proteomic technologies to investigate AD. Ultimately the select candidates will each carry out biochemical, molecular, and mass spectrometry-based proteomic analyses (MS experience is not required, but welcomed), and perform focused follow-up investigations.
The lab is committed to publishing complete stories and the candidate must be committed to seeing their project through to completion. Applicants are encouraged to provide a statement of research interests, their CV, and list of at least three references. For additional information please contact Dr. Savas directly: jeffrey.savas at northwestern.edu
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in Neuroscience or Biochemistry. Previous experience with sterotactic injections is preferred but not required. Previous experience working with mice is required.
The candidate should be prepared to make a complete commitment to ground-breaking research and work well with others in a fast paced work environment. Importantly, the candidate must have at least one or more first author publication(s) in a peer-reviewed reputable journal and ideally have completed their PhD in the last 5 years.
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About Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago is a research-intensive medical school preparing physicians and scientists to become leaders in their fields. The goal of our research is to advance our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for synaptic dysfunction and Abeta / tau induced pathology in AD brain.