JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Li lab at Emory University School of Medicine to study the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases with the focus on the issue of how Huntingtin associated protein 1 is involved in polyglutamine expansion caused selective neurodegeneration.
The successful applicant will use a variety of approaches, including transgenic mouse models, RNAseq and proteomics, molecular neurobiology, histological analysis, to investigate the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and the functional aspects of Huntingtin associate protein 1.
The Li Lab is part of the dynamic, exciting, and collaborative neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease communities at Emory University. The candidate is expected to become an active member of this flourishing research community.
To find out more about the Li Lab, see our lab http://genetics.emory.edu/faculty/primary/li-xiao-jiang.html and our recent publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=li+x+huntingtin+OR+li+xj+emory
Interested applicants should submit online a detailed CV, a cover letter stating your research interests, and names and contact information of three references.-PhD in neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, or a related field. Previous experience using mouse models is preferred-70456BR
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