The Laboratory of Michelle L. Block, Ph.D. at Indiana University School of Medicine & the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana is currently accepting applications for a postdoc position. Work in the laboratory is focused on understanding how circulating signals and the peripheral immune system in response to environmental toxicants reprogram the resident myeloid cells in the brain, microglia, to drive neuropathology in central nervous system diseases (ex. Gulf War Illness, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease).
The successful applicant will be highly motivated and have a Ph.D. in Immunology, Neuroscience, Neurotoxicology, or a related scientific field. Strong experience with immunology, unbiased stereology, imaging techniques (confocal and 2-photon), and molecular biology is a strength. The candidate will manage projects, develop novel techniques, present findings at conferences, write manuscripts, and contribute to grant application preparation, where training/mentoring/active collaboration for these responsibilities is designed to advance scientific and career growth. Salary is based on NIH standards and will be commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send a cover letter describing your research interests/relevant background, a curriculum vitae, 3 references, and relevant reprints/preprints of research articles to: Michelle L. Block, Ph.D. at NeurotoxicologyPostDocPosition@gmail.com.
Internal Number: NT2019
About Indiana University School of Medicine & the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
The scientists, students and staff of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at IU School of Medicine, in partnership with health professionals in government and industry, are firmly dedicated to bringing together neurosciences faculty at IU School of Medicine into a dynamic, organizational arrangement to advance knowledge of the nature of neurosciences diseases and associated conditions and to disseminate that knowledge to the prevention, treatment and cure of affected individuals.
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute has several major research foci with interdisciplinary teams working on addiction, neurodegeneration (including Alzheimer’s disease), neuropsychiatric disorders, pain and spinal cord injury/traumatic brain injury. Success depends upon—and reflect a commitment to—integrity and excellence in endeavors and a desire through research to ultimately improve the outcomes for persons suffering devastating disorders of the nervous system.