##5950 Postdoctoral Associate – Systems Genetics of Aging and Alzheimer ’s Disease

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Benefits

Full benefit package, generous 403(B) contributions, and more.

Job Description

The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in systems genetics of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Projects exploit genetically diverse mouse populations to identify and link novel risk and protective variants to molecular, cellular and circuit level mechanisms using state-of-the-art genomic sequencing, proteomics and in vivo electrophysiology in freely moving mice. We are especially interested in dissecting how genetic and environmental factors influence the onset and progression of disease, determine resilience, and translate to humans.

Requirements

Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD in Neuroscience or a related field and a commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise in scientific programming languages including R, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, or Java is recommended. Expertise in neurological disease is desired but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references, as one PDF file. Apply online at http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html. Select link for Bar Harbor position #5950.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

Exceptional postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.

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