Postdoctoral Scholar in Population Health and Reproduction
University of California Davis
United States

Post Doctoral Scholar - Finno Lab

Job #JPF04057

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 15th, 2021

Next review date: Tuesday, Mar 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Description: One post-doctoral position is available to study the effects of vitamin E deficiency on the neurologic system using mouse models. The fellow will join the Finno Lab within the Department of Population Health and Reproduction and will contribute to the core mission of the group to understand the role of vitamin E maintaining neural health.
Ongoing research topics in the lab include: Molecular pathogenesis of vitamin E associated neurodegeneration in experimental mouse models and a spontaneous disease in horses. Additionally, the Finno laboratory studies genetic mechanisms of neuromuscular diseases and precision medicine in horses.

Responsibilities: The fellow will conduct studies (e.g. neuro-phenotyping, immunohistochemistry, qRT-PCR, single-cell RNA-sequencing, etc.) that address the role of vitamin E in neurodegeneration in the tocopherol transfer protein (Ttpa)-null mouse model. Further, the fellow will write papers and contribute to grant development and will present at seminars and journal clubs. They will also help students and other fellows in their own studies to advance the mission of the entire group.

Required Qualifications: A PhD or equivalent in genetics, neuroscience, molecular biology, or a related field. Significant experience with mouse handling, perfusion and dissections, immunohistochemistry, and molecular techniques (DNA and RNA extraction, qRT-PCR) is required.

Preferred Qualifications: An MD or DVM is preferred. Experience with cell culture, mouse phenotyping, and bioinformatics is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
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