Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Neurodegeneration and Brain Glia
Job Number: 65034
Location: College Station, US
Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in the J Li lab at the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University (https://vibs.tamu.edu/) and Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (https://tamin.tamu.edu/). The lab studies cellular and molecular mechanisms of central nervous system demyelination and myelin repair with particular interests in neuroinflammation and neuron-glia interactions. New projects in the lab explore novel mechanisms linking oligodendrocyte (dys)function to brain aging and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
As our studies use a wide range of experimental approaches, including cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, lipidomics, immunofluorescence microscopy and transgenic animal models, ideal candidates should have strong research background in one or more of these areas. Successful applicants are expected to independently design experiments that contribute to the overall research focus of the lab and will have access to close mentorship and opportunities for career development. The candidates are also expected to be team players with high scientific standards and willing to work as project leaders with graduate/undergraduate lab members. The position is grant funded; future employment is contingent upon performance and availability of funds. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible but preferably between fall 2023 and spring 2024.
Applications are encouraged from highly self-motivated and career-orientated individuals who have a PhD or are nearing completion of their PhD in cell biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field and less than 3 years of postdoc experiences. A strong track record of research productivity and excellent written and oral communication skills are needed. Experience with mouse models is preferred, but not mandatory.
Please include the following items in one PDF as part of your application via email to [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].
- A cover letter including a summary of your research experience and career goals.
- Curriculum vitae including a list of publications with brief (1-3 sentences) descriptions of your contributions to the published work.
- Names and contact information for at least 3 references.
Application Deadline: 2023-12-15