Postdoctoral Researcher, Synaptic mechanisms in Parkinson's disease
The Morgan lab at the MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering as a Postdoctoral Researcher. The successful candidate will work on the neurobiology of Parkinson’s disease.
The specific goal of the project is to elucidate the synaptic defects associated with Parkinson’s disease, to identify the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms, and to design strategies for restoring synaptic function.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Neurobiology or Cell Biology. Must have prior experience working in the field of cellular or molecular neurobiology, as well as experience with electrophysiology and/or live cell imaging. Must be independent, enthusiastic, self-motivated, productive, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment.
The ideal candidate will have direct experience with synapse biology, vesicle trafficking, and/or membrane biology. Previous experience with intracellular recordings, confocal microscopy, and/or cultured neurons would be a plus.
Minimal exposure to biohazardous chemicals. Occasional lifting of heavy objects (
Special Instructions to Applicants:
1. Cover letter explaining specifically why you are interested in joining our lab to work on this project and what positive qualities you would bring to our team.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. List of 3 references (Please do not have letters sent at this time. Letter writers will be contacted directly by the PI)
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