Jobs

Postdoctoral Position: Membrane Traffic and Neurodegeneration

Employer

Brandeis University

Location

Waltham, Massachusetts , U.S.A.

Contact

To be considered, please submit CV and contact information for at least three professional references, as a single PDF file, to arodal@brandeis.edu.

Description

The Rodal Lab at Brandeis University has a funded position available for domestic and/or international candidates, to investigate the role of signaling receptor traffic in ALS models in Drosophila.

The Rodal lab is a scientifically stimulating, supportive, and interactive environment that combines mechanistic cell biology and Drosophila neurobiology to answer fundamental questions about how neurons employ and regulate specialized membrane traffic machinery. The lab is funded by NIH (a Pathways to Independence K99/R00 award, and an NIH Director's New Innovator Award), as well as by several private foundations. We place strong emphasis on teamwork and mentorship, and quickly bring new members up to speed with hands-on training in microscopy, biochemistry, and Drosophila genetics. We strongly value oral and written communication skills, independent scientific thinking, and proactive scientific discourse.

Requirements

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. and have a publication record in an area related to our lab's research. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: Drosophila genetics, neurobiology and electrophysiology, mouse neurodegeneration models, electron microscopy, live imaging (in any system), biochemical purifications and mass spectrometry of complex mixtures of proteins. Successful applicants will have a strong record of productivity, and have published first author papers in internationally recognized journals.