The laboratory of Dr. Ching-On Wong, Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark is seeking a Post-Doctoral Associate to begin in 2020 (negotiable), renewable annually based on satisfactory performance and available funding. Research in the Wong Laboratory is focused on organellar biology and cell metabolism in the contexts of nervous system function and neurodegenerative diseases. We undertake a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates bioinformatics, model organism genetics, molecular and cell biology, lipidomics, and quantitative microscopy.
Specific research programs of the Lab involve studies of vesicular trafficking, glial cell bioenergetics, transcellular signaling, and neuro-immune interaction. The Lab is funded by the NIH and Rutgers University. The Post-Doctoral Associate will be working on cell metabolism in both cell and animal models of neurodegenerative diseases. Although prior experience in Drosophila research is not strictly required, this position requires conducting Drosophila genetics experiments.
Review of applications begins immediately and the position remains open until filled.
Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. in molecular/cell biology or related discipline and/or MD degree in related disciplines at the time of hire. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.
Posting Number: 20FA0568
Location: Rutgers University-Newark
Internal Number: 115923
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