The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with expertise in molecular biology and proteomics to investigate mechanisms of cognitive resilience to Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will use our new workflow and exemplary mouse models of resilience to define differences in plasma membrane proteins that underlie resilience to cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Since the majority of plasma membrane proteins contain accessible extracellular domains, they represent drug targets with high translational potential to prevent, treat and ultimately cure Alzheimer’s disease.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program using broad array of resources and expertise available to the Kaczorowski laboratory (https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/tools/scientific-research-services). Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new 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.