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Postdoctoral Associate - In vivo Electrophysiology study of Alzheimers disease

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The Jackson Laboratory

50,000.00 - 80,000.00 USD

Bar Harbor, ME

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The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to investigate mechanisms of cognitive resilience to Alzheimer’ disease. Projects exploit ‘humanized’ mouse models of cognitive resilience to identify and link genetic factors to circuit level mechanisms using

in vivo

electrophysiology in freely moving mice. We are especially interested in understanding the effects of aging and Alzheimer’s on neural mechanisms of learning and memory.

The Jackson Laboratory (

) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program using a broad array of resources and expertise available to the lab (

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.

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.

Required Skills

Motivation and curiosity, and the desire to see things through are paramount. Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project, with preference given to highly career oriented individuals.

Required Experience

Required qualifications include a PhD or MD in Neuroscience or a related field and a commitment to solving complex biological problems in a collaborative research environment. Expertise in R is recommended. Expertise in Neuroscience, Aging or dementia-related studies, or neurodegeneration, are desired.

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.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

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