POST Doc- Non Clinical

University of Florida in Florida

Deadline September 22, 2014
Date Posted August 29, 2014
Type Post-doc
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in pursuing a career in translational research in neurodegenerative movement disorders, such as PSP/atypical parkinsonism. The laboratory focuses on the pathological mechanisms of Parkinsonian disorders, and in particular the role of alpha-synuclein and tau in cell toxicity and neurodegeneration. A primary goal is to elucidate the pathological mechanisms of disease caused by neurodegenerative proteins in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. Our work involves the use of cellular and rodent models of PD which allow testing of various genes, molecules, and compounds that may modify toxicity and have the potential for novel therapeutics. Techniques used include molecular, cell culture, viral manipulation, gene therapy, stereotaxic surgery, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy. The ideal candidate will have research experience in neuroscience or neuroanatomy and have a strong interest in translational research. Candidates will be expected to work with and help guide technicians and students, participate in lab meetings and departmental seminars, and will be encouraged to present their research at conferences and in publications.


Minimum Requirements: Ph.D., M.D., or MD/PhD degree with research experience in neuroscience, molecular biology, or physiology/pharmacology


All applicants must apply using GatorJobs. In addition to applying through GatorJobs applicants should submit a cover letter and CV, including the names and contact information of three references (letters of support are encouraged). Include in the cover letter accompanying the application a summary of your research experience and goals. You may also send copy of application materials to:
Nikolaus McFarland, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
University of Florida, College of Medicine
Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease
1275 Center Drive, BMS J-489
P.O. Box 100159
Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone: (352) 273-9665


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