A funded postdoctoral position in neuronal metabolism is available in the Ashrafi laboratory located in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis starting in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The successful candidate will study mechanisms of metabolic adaptation in neuronal synapses and their contribution to neurological diseases. The Ashrafi lab uses state-of-the-art cellular imaging techniques, combined with genomic and biochemical analysis to investigate molecular mechanisms of mitochondrial and glycolytic ATP production at nerve terminals (e.g. Ashrafi and de Juan-Sanz et al., Neuron 2020; Ashrafi et al., Neuron 2017). In addition to its multi-disciplinary research environment, the lab has access to several on-campus facilities and resources, such as the Center for Cellular Imaging equipped with cutting-edge microscopes, as well as the McDonnell Genome Center. We are also a member of the Needleman Center for Neurometabolism and Axon Therapeutics. For additional information see: www.ashrafilab.wustl.edu
PhD or MD/PhD in physiology, cell biology, neuroscience or other relevant areas
Expertise in cell culture, protein biochemistry, imaging, and data analysis is desirable
Strong communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a growing team
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is based on the NIH guidelines and includes a generous benefit package.
Internal Number: 2020-2
About Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an internationally recognized research institution ranked among the top five medical schools in the country. The collegiality of Washington University combined with its large scientific community and extensive infrastructural and core facility support creates a dynamic research environment. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH guidelines and a generous benefit package. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website (http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu). St. Louis is a major city that offers family friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities.