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The Department of Biochemistry and Neurology within the Emory University School of Medicine has a postdoctoral position available to utilize mass spectrometry-based discovery and targeted proteomic and lipidomic applications to identify new biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with significant experience in bioanalytical chemistry, biochemistry, biostatistics or ‘omics’ data analysis to join our group of highly successful investigators at Emory School of Medicine. The candidate will work on projects to investigate the molecular mechanisms that drive neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS using state of the art biochemical techniques including mass spectrometry (proteomics, lipidomics, metallomics). The well qualified applicant will have a PhD in Biochemistry or closely related field and will have experience in the application of mass spectrometry including data analysis of proteins, peptide and lipid data.
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.
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