A position for a postdoctoral fellow or staff scientist is available for studies on neurodevelopmental diseases, in particular on leukodystrophy diseases; and on hypoxic effects in the CNS; including work on pathophysiology and therapeutics discovery in the Bonkowsky lab (http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/labs/bonkowsky/). The experimental model systems include mouse, zebrafish, and human (see paper by Strachan et al., 2017, Human Molecular Genetics). Projects in gene therapy and small molecule development are part of the project.
Qualifications: PhD or MD/PhD. Strong background and experience in experimental sciences (such as molecular biology and/or biochemistry) is necessary. Prior experience in genetics, developmental biology, neuroscience, sequencing, programming, and imaging would be advantageous. Experience in animal models of disease strongly recommended.
Candidates should be ambitious and independent with good communication skills and team mentality; and at least one first-author publication in a well-respected journal.
The lab and setting are an innovative, well- equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding. Salt Lake City and the University of Utah is a diverse and exciting mid-sized metropolitan area, with superb access to world-class outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, and trail running. The university has an active neurosciences community with a large community of scientists and active relationships with biotech.
Women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Initial employment and funding contract is for one year (renewable) with standard NIH pay scale. Applicants should be able to apply for external (NIH or private foundation) funding.
Applications should include a ½ page letter of description of their research interests and career goals, a CV, and the names and contact information of three academic references, and be sent to:
Dr. Josh Bonkowsky
Internal Number: jb1010
About University of Utah
Initial employment contract is for one year (renewable) with standard NIH pay scale.
Women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer.