Postdoctoral Associate in Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Florida College of Medicine
United States

Description

The University of Florida College of Medicine hosts the McKnight Brain Institute (MBI) and the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND) and has postdoctoral positions in the lab of Dr. Malú Tansey in cutting-edge research projects using cell-based, as well as mouse models of Parkinson's, Alzheimer’s disease, and Frontotemporal dementia. The selected candidate will investigate how disease-related mutations or genetic variants expressed in immune cells disrupt endolysosomal traffic and lipid-signaling and dysregulate central-peripheral neuroimmune cross-talk and contribute to neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration; and how to leverage this knowledge to develop new and more effective therapeutic interventions that can be translated to the clinic. The position involves interdisciplinary laboratory basic, translational, and clinical research using immunological and other methods.

Qualifications

Required: Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, immunology, neuroscience or a related field is required. Candidates are expected to be independent thinkers and have a strong publication record and experience in areas related to the above mentioned research interest. Effective communication skills are essential for interactions with colleagues and collaborators.

Preferred: Experience with mouse models of neuroinflammation/neurodegenerative diseases and familiarity with glial cell biology is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae (CV), letter of intent, and a list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Malú Tansey at mgtansey@ufl.edu; however, applications must be submitted online.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/   

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  

 


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