Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Department of Neurology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The RWJMS Institute for Neurological Therapeutics is seeking highly motivated individuals who enjoy working in a team under the direction of the PI while concomitantly desiring to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment. The lab and collaborating partners combine expertise in oxidative stress underlying the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Perform molecular biologic experiments that involve cloning of specific cDNAs in various vectors including viral vectors, PCR, sequence analyses, transcription assays, Western blotting, DNA-protein interaction, and cell biologic studies.
Conduct basic laboratory experiments in in vitro systems to study proteins and their functions.
Carry out studies with cultured cells including transfections, and primary cultures.
Treat and assess mouse models of neurodegenerative disease using behavioral tests.
Analyze the brains of animals modified genetically or through viral vectors, or treated with neurotoxins using morphological and biochemical assays including immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, HPLC, and q-PCR.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Biomedical/Biological Science (with a focus on Neurodegeneration within the past 2 years) with background in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related discipline.
Candidates in all-but-degree (ABD) status will also be considered.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong molecular biology background with accomplishments demonstrated by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Training and/or experience with the following: Basic molecular biology tools and techniques involving DNA, RNA and protein, gene-editing techniques like CRISPR/Cas9, Cell-culture techniques (experience with primary neurons and or iPSCs), animal handling and associated surgical techniques including creation of toxin-induced animal models to study Parkinson`s disease (PD) pathogenesis, stereotaxic injection, AAV /lentiviral particle making, mouse/rat- brain immunohistochemistry experience with recombinant protein and neurodegeneration.
Posting Number: 21ST0536
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 127952
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