Figure 6. Retrograde labeling of the corticopontine cells revealed layer 5-restricted elaboration of the dendritic processes.
Image credit: Watakabe, et. al. 2012 under CC BY license

Job Opportunities

To submit any new job opportunities for this list, please email alsresearchforum@prize4life.org. List the employer, location, closing date if applicable, and a link to more information. Jobs are removed after 3 months, unless requested otherwise.

This free job bulletin board aims to help scientists identify job opportunities in the field of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and/or frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Positions described as broadly spanning neurodegenerative diseases (NDG) are noted as ‘NDG‘. The job listing includes research positions at all levels, as well as non-research positions for which a research background at the MS, PhD, or MD level is required.


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Academia

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Graduate Studentship, Neuroepidemiology

Graduate Studentship, Neuroepidemiology

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Description:

This doctoral thesis will focus on the potential impact of altered immune modulation on the risk as well as prognosis of ALS. We will use large scale cohort studies, unique Swedish health registers, as well as a newly launched case-control study to address the research questions. The duties of the student include 1) utilizing large scale cohort studies to analyze the association of chronic inflammation with the risk of ALS, 2) using the unique Swedish health registers to analyze the impact of anti-inflammatory medications on the risk of ALS, and 3) analyzing the impact of various biomarkers of immune modulation on the risk as well as prognosis of ALS. We are therefore looking for a person with sufficient skills and experience in both epidemiology and experimental science.


Link: https://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:131464/where:4/
Employer: Karolinska Institutet
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 17th, 2017
Karolinska InstitutetStockholm, SwedenBS or MSALSJan 17, 2017
NEW! Chair, Department of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Neuroscience

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Description:

The UConn School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding neuroscientist at a rank of Associate or Full Professor to become Chair of the Department of Neuroscience. Candidates with nationally recognized accomplishments in research, sustained NIH or extramural funding, and leadership experience are encouraged to apply. Desired areas of expertise include but are not limited to cellular and molecular neuroscience, chronic and neurodegenerative diseases, brain circuitry research, and neurogenesis and regeneration. This position is ideal for an energetic individual with the leadership skills and vision required to foster the health and growth of a department that values academic excellence and collaboration. The departmental faculty excel in a variety of research areas (neuroscience.uchc.edu), lead educational programs in the graduate, medical and dental schools, and provide a stimulating environment for research trainees.


The Chair of the Department of Neuroscience reports directly to the Dean of the UConn School of Medicine, and is responsible for oversight of all research, educational, and administrative activities in the department. The Chair will work to enhance the funded research portfolio of the department by supporting the professional development and mentoring of faculty, play a major role in institutional governance, and promote departmental and institutional financial integrity.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter indicating research interests, vision for the department and description of leadership style (maximum of 2 pages) with an up to date curriculum vitae in a single pdf file to the UConn Health Employment Services website (Search no. 2017-707) https://jobs.uchc.edu. Please address questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Anthony Vella c/o Shelly Lombardo (neurosciencechair@uchc.edu). Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.


Employer: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Location: Farmington, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 14th, 2017
University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmington, CTPhDNDGJan 14, 2017
NEW! Graduate Studentship, Gulyás Lab

Graduate Studentship, Gulyás Lab

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Description:

This graduate studentship focuses on the role of glia in the central nervous system in health and neurodegenerative disease.


Link: http://www.wileyjobnetwork.com/job/847574/phd-by-research-programme-neuroscience-and-mental-health-translational-neuroscience-/?LinkSource=PremiumListing
Employer: Nanyang Technologicial University
Location: Singapore
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 10th, 2017
Applications close: January 30th, 2017
Nanyang Technologicial UniversitySingaporeBSNDGJan 10, 2017
NEW! Research Associate, Baloh Lab

Research Associate, Baloh Lab

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Description:

Under the direction of the PI or research staff, the Research Associate will help us achieve our research goals by performing and managing tissue culture projects in the lab. The primary focus will be human fibroblasts and stem cell culture, but primary neuron culture from animal models will also be performed.


Link: https://www.cedars-sinaimedicalcenter.apply2jobs.com//ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=24364&SID=120
Employer: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA, BS or MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 6th, 2017
Cedars Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles, CABA, BS or MSALSJan 06, 2017
Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology

Assistant Professor, Neuropsychology

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Description:

The Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician-educator track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Neurology with a focus on Neuropsychology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in clinical care and research. The successful applicant must have completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology, and be board eligible or licensed to practice Neuropsychology.


The successful applicant will have at least 5 years experience in the field of Neurology with a focus on Neuropsychology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Psychology with specialization in clinical neuropsychology. The successful candidate will provide neuropsychological assessments for patients with neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. Spanish fluency and experience testing Latino patients is preferred. The position includes teaching and supervision responsibilities in the Department of Neurology residency training program, as well as supervision of staff psychometricians and trainees at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level. Research opportunities are available and individuals with strengths in the areas of young-onset dementia and frontotemporal degeneration are strongly encouraged to apply.


Link: https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty_ad/index.php/g/d4536?order_param=post_date&order_direction=DESC
Employer: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: January 5th, 2017
Applications close: January 5th, 2019
University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PAPhDALS, FTDJan 05, 2017
Genetic Counselor

Genetic Counselor

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Description:

Working in the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) the genetic counselor will collaborate with and support the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) multidisciplinary clinical research team. The incumbent must have prior genetic counseling experience and a desire to be a key component of a team working to define the field of ALS genetics research. The majority of work will remain in the research realm; however, there will be opportunity to assist with complex ALS cases within the MGH ALS Multidisciplinary clinic or MGH Brain Health Clinic.


Link: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3029694&src=JB-10326
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 5th, 2017
Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, MAMSALSJan 05, 2017
Research Assistant, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Research Assistant, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

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Description:

This position will work directly with a senior graduate student using in vitro cell-based models and in vivo models of genetic disease in mice to study and to better understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease. Experiments will involve mouse and human cell cultures, standard molecular and cell biological techniques including immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blotting, and the analysis of early-stage mouse embryos and juvenile offspring. Research assistants will collect, organize and analyze experimental data including via software and spreadsheet applications, and perform general laboratory support tasks that may include ensuring quality control of equipment and reagents, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and ordering supplies.


Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=41374BR
Employer: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 4th, 2017
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MABA or BSNDGJan 04, 2017
Statistical Programmer, Neuromuscular Program

Statistical Programmer, Neuromuscular Program

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Description:

The Neuromuscular Program in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a full-time or part-time Statistical Programmer to join an active clinical and translational research group focused on therapy development for Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS). The statistical programmer will be an integral member of the research team and provide programming support for the cleaning, summarizing/reporting, and analysis of research data. The statistical programmer will work most closely with the biostatistician and the data manager. The appropriate title for the position will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s education and years of experience. Candidates with additional experience could be considered for a Sr. Statistical Programmer position. The primary responsibilities are: Develop and implement strategies for real-time data QC. Conduct routine data checks to ensure data integrity. Write SAS macros and programs for data cleaning, reporting (e.g. tables, listings, figures), and the creation of analysis datasets. Construct view tables from a MySQL database. Perform statistical analyses defined in statistical analysis plans, as needed. Perform other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


Link: https://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5289386&user_id=&ViewAll=&emid=3640
Employer: University of Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 3rd, 2017
University of MiamiMiami, FLBS or MSALSJan 03, 2017
Director, Center for Image Acquisition

Director, Center for Image Acquisition

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Description:

The University of Southern California is seeking candidates for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position and director of the new Center for Image Acquisition (CIA), part of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. The CIA will serve as central resource for the development and application of advanced imaging for all neuroimaging research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The CIA will interact and collaborate with many departments at the Health Sciences Campus and the University Park Campus conducting research in methodology and its application in the study of normal, neurological and psychiatric cohorts. The CIA is housed in a newly built facility specifically designed for new Siemens 3T Prisma and Siemens 7T MRI scanners. The CIA is attached to the main building that houses the Institute’s formidable data center.


Successful candidates are expected to lead the CIA in all its functions and to carry out their own research using advanced neuroimaging methods as well as collaborative projects with research and clinical populations. Expertise with functional MR, multiband imaging, diffusion imaging, high field imaging, perfusion, chemical shift imaging, spectroscopy and image analysis are required. Experience applying such imaging to neurodegenerative disease, psychiatric disorders, brain development, normal structure and function studies are of interest. Applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership and history in managing MR resources.


Link: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/professor-of-neurology-open-rank/1209/3660694
Employer: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 22nd, 2016
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAMDNDGDec 22, 2016
Physician-Scientist, Tenure-Track

Physician-Scientist, Tenure-Track

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Description:

The Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is seeking qualified candidates and candidate nominations for a Tenure Track Faculty Physician-Scientist dedicated to neurodegeneration research. This position will also have clinical responsibilities and a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology.


Successful candidates will hold an MD or MD/PhD degree with the ability to obtain a medical license within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A focus in basic science or translational research in adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS or Dementia is required, as well as a strong academic record. Academic appointment is available at all levels and competitive packages will be offered based on qualifications. Candidates with current independent funding are preferred.


Link: http://apply.kontactintelligence.com/jobs/opp_positionDetails.asp?e10977a1977869899b8cc694a78f039d
Employer: Temple University
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: December 15th, 2016
Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PAMD or MD/PhDALSDec 15, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow: Kiskinis Lab (iPSC/ALS disease modeling)

Postdoctoral Fellow: Kiskinis Lab (iPSC/ALS disease modeling)

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Description:

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join the Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration lead by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Neurology at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Positions are available at the Postdoctoral Level.


The broad objective of our lab is to understand the nature of the degenerative processes that drive ALS. We pursue this objective primarily by creating in vitro models of disease that enable us to screen and identify relevant therapeutics. We utilize patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and direct reprogramming methods to generate different neuronal subtypes of the human CNS including spinal cord motor neurons . We then study these cells by a combination of genomic and proteomic approaches as well as functional electrophysiological assays.


Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of proven research experience as well as at least one first author publication. Expertise in any of the following approaches: iPSC technologies, protein folding, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, ChIP, RNA-Seq, molecular biology, electrophysiology, optogenetics, MATALAB programming and stem cell biology are highly favorable.


Feinberg Medical School is superbly located in the downtown Chicago area, a few minutes away from Lake Michigan as well as the Shopping and Restaurants of the Magnificent Mile. Salaries are highly competitive. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Please email Dr. Kiskinis with a copy of your CV and a letter of recommendation at:

evangelos.kiskinis@northwestern.edu


For more information on our lab please visit:

http://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/kiskinis/


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/598607-ipsc-neurological-disease-modeling
Employer: Northwestern University
Principal investigator: Evangelos Kiskinis
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD, PhD/MD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: December 5th, 2016
Northwestern UniversityChicago, ILPhD, MD, PhD/MDALSDec 05, 2016
Research Assistant

Research Assistant

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Description:

Working under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and Research Fellows, executes protocols involving a variety of routine and non-routine experiments at a professional level. May identify new techniques. Develops modification of existing techniques, as appropriate. In collaboration with other members of the research team, gives input to the development of design protocols. Calculates, transcribes, and analyzes data using statistical techniques.


Link: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3030091&src=JB-10326
Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: December 5th, 2016
Brigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MABSALSDec 05, 2016
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The successful candidate will be expected to work on ground-breaking research in the area of experimental neurobiology that aims to increase our understanding of neuronal, glial and immune interactions in health and disease. The Research Unit of Neurobiology includes research groups with expertise in stem cells and glial biology with relevance to clinical and experimental studies of demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases.


Link: https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=3795&VacatureID=875719
Employer: University of Southern Denmark
Location: Odense, Denmark
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 2nd, 2016
Applications close: February 15th, 2017
University of Southern DenmarkOdense, DenmarkPhDNDGDec 02, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Fen-Biao Gao at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to study molecular pathogenic mechanisms of fronototemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


Link: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/28200/post-doctoral-associate-/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=920&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: November 29th, 2016
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDNov 29, 2016
Research Technician, Biffi Lab

Research Technician, Biffi Lab

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Description:

Our lab aims at developing and testing a novel pharmacological platform, based on MRI/PET traceable nanoparticles targeted to activated microglia, as a therapeutic approach to track and modulate neuroinflammation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This position will assist scientists in performing scientific research, development and/or clinical tasks of varying complexity. In general, this position will assist in the set up, operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations and calculating and recording results.


Link: https://careers-dfci.icims.com/jobs/5329/research-technician---biffi-lab/job?mobile=false&width=934&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 29th, 2016
Dana Farber Cancer InstituteBoston, MABSALSNov 29, 2016
Bioinformatician, Salomoni Lab

Bioinformatician, Salomoni Lab

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Description:

We are seeking an interactive and self-motivated Bioinformatician / Computational Biologist to join a team of cell and molecular biologists working on brain pathophysiology. The projects will focus on interrogating and integrating existing and new genetic and epigenetic datasets generated from genetically engineered mouse models as well as primary human samples. This programme of work is based on published/unpublished work from the team. This work will be conducted by Professor Paolo Salomoni whose research interest is nuclear function in regulation of cell fate in normal brain and CNS disease.


Link: http://www.jobvector.de/jobs-stellenangebote/biologie-life-sciences/forschung-entwicklung/bioinformatician-f-m-82044.html?utm_campaign=Jobexport&utm_content=standard&utm_medium=JobLink&utm_source=adzuna_recruitics&rx_campaign=adzuna16&rx_group=100635&rx_job=82044&rx_medium=cpc&rx_source=Adzuna&cmpid=172
Employer: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Location: Bonn, Germany
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 28th, 2016
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)Bonn, GermanyPhDNDGNov 28, 2016
Assistant Professor, Neuroinflammation Research

Assistant Professor, Neuroinflammation Research

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Description:

The BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE seeks an exceptionally promising or accomplished investigator to study neuroinflammation and complement other translational neuroscience research in a unique and dynamic environment within the Division of Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute (https://www.barrowneuro.org/).


Qualified applicants holding Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees will be considered for appointment at assistant, associate or full professor levels. The successful candidate will be expected to use interdisciplinary approaches to direct an extramurally-funded research program in inflammatory related research associated with neurologic disorders. Institutional strategic interests for this position include Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and brain injury. Qualified applicants in other areas of translational neuroscience research also will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to synergize/collaborate with existing research and clinical faculty, will have access to core facilities and clinical samples, and may leverage opportunities to collaborate with investigators at affiliate institutes including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, and the University of Arizona.


Link: https://goo.gl/cuO6N3
Employer: Barrow Neurological Institute
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD, MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS, NDG
Job posted: November 17th, 2016
Barrow Neurological InstitutePhoenix, AZPhD, MD, MD/PhDALS, NDGNov 17, 2016
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Chemical Neuroscience

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Chemical Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The Department is housed in the College of Pharmacy (CoP), which is ranked #2 in the Nation as a Top Pharmacy School and #3 in research funding among its peers. The position will be a twelve-month full-time appointment, with expectations in teaching (in the areas of Medicinal Chemistry & Neuroscience) and service to both the PharmD professional curriculum and also the Departmental graduate education programs. Candidates are expected to establish, maintain, and direct a major research program addressing chemical neuroscience from a medicinal chemistry/chemical biology perspective to interface with other activities within the University of Minnesota, the CoP, and the Institute for Translational Neuroscience (https://www.med.umn.edu/research/research-strengths-expertise/neuroscience/institute-translational-neuroscience ). Emphasis is placed on research in neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, psychiatric diseases, neuroaddiction, and neuroendocrinology, but all neuroscience sub-disciplines are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by December 15, 2016 for the first review; however, this position will remain open until filled.


Link: https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=313518&PostingSeq=1
Employer: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 17th, 2016
University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNPhDNDGNov 17, 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCF

Postdoctoral Fellow, UCF

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Description:

A group of established investigators recently join the University of Central Florida (UCF) Medical College to form a competitive research team studying the mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The team uses genetically engineered rats as a relevant model for the in vivo study of neurodegeneration associated with genetic mutations discovered by the team and by the other groups. Team members have documented findings in the journals including PLoS Genetics (2010 and 2011), the Journal of Clinical Investigation (2012), EMBO J (2013), PNAS (2013), and Acta Neuropath (2015). The team is funded by multiple NIH grants and has received supports from the UCF. The team invites experienced persons to join as a key member in the journey of discovery on disease mechanisms and therapies.


Post-doctors: Post-doctor positions are immediately available to candidates who have experienced one or more of the following research activities: 1) characterizing transgenic or knockout mouse or rat models for neurological diseases; 2) characterizing protein-protein interaction with biochemical and molecular approaches; 3) studying synaptic function with molecular and physiological approaches; and 4) studying autophagy or proteasome dysfunction in disease conditions. Publication in a related field is required.


Technicians: An animal technician position is available to applicants who have received training on breeding transgenic or knockout mice or rats, extracting DNA from mouse or rat tails, genotyping rodents by PCR, and perfusing rodents for histology. Another technician position is available to applicants who have received adequate training on pronuclear injection to create mutant mice or rats. This position requires experience in harvesting fertilized rodent eggs, injecting fertilized rodent eggs, and transplanting injected eggs into the uterus of pseudo-pregnant female animals.


Lab manager or senior scientist: A position is available to interested person who has experience in training students and is good at scientific writing. Retired researcher who wants to move to Florida is also considered.


The University of Central Florida is located in Orlando of the sunny state Florida. The medical school is quite new and is rapidly growing. Interested persons are sincerely invited to apply for the positions. Please send cover-letter and CV to Dr. Grace H. Zhou or Dr. Xugang Xia at grace06zhou@yahoo.com, or, xia67gang@yahoo.com


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/596715-post-doctor-and-technician
Employer: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD, MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS, NDG
Job posted: November 17th, 2016
University of Central FloridaOrlando, FLPhD, MD, MD/PhDALS, NDGNov 17, 2016
Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology

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Description:

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) has launched a new center within the institute – the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center (DTNC; https://wp.vtc.vt.edu/dtnc/), to expand the institute’s research programs in cellular and molecular neurobiology in healthy development, disease, and trauma. There are currently two open assistant professor faculty positions – one for a neurobiologist studying mechanisms underlying brain development or neurodevelopmental disorders and one for a neurobiologist or neuro-immunologist studying neurodegenerative disease or brain injury. Applicants should have an earned doctorate, have completed postdoctoral training and demonstrated a track record of successful research, publications and either active extramural funding (preferably from NIH) or show distinct promise to obtain such funding. The new faculty will join a collaborative and highly successful group of investigators at the VTCRI with related research interests in a variety of areas of neuroscience. Competitive salary, space and start-up packages will be provided.


Link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/71496
Employer: Virginia Tech
Location: Roanoke, VA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD/PhD, DVM/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 16th, 2016
Virginia TechRoanoke, VAPhD, MD/PhD, DVM/PhDNDGNov 16, 2016
Postdoctoral Position – Fenghua Hu Lab

Postdoctoral Position – Fenghua Hu Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is available at Cornell University to study lysosomal dysfunction and neurodegeneration in ALS and FTLD. Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in cell biology or mouse genetics and an interest in neurodegenerative diseases are encouraged to apply.


Please visit http://hu.wicmb.cornell.edu/ for more details and send your CV and 3 letters of references.


 


Employer: Cornell University
Principal investigator: Fengua Hu
Location: Ithaca, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD, PhD/MD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: October 27th, 2016
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NYPhD, MD, PhD/MDALS, FTDOct 27, 2016

Industry

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Associate Scientist II, Neuroimmunology

Associate Scientist II, Neuroimmunology

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Description:

The Neuroimmunology department at Biogen is searching for a committed, enthusiastic and dependable associate scientist to assist with the design, execution and interpretation of preclinical studies for drug discovery and development. The incumbent will be part of a multifunctional team with responsibility for target validation and evaluation of novel drug candidates for neurodegenerative/neuroinflammatory diseases. He/she should be able to plan and execute in vivo and in vitro experiments with high level of independency, organization and scientific rigor. He/she should be able to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of pertinent literature and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to efficiently present results to project team members.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Scientist-II%2C-Research-MA-02138/371072000/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 16th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MABS or MSNDGJan 16, 2017
NEW! Scientist I/II, Translational Sciences

Scientist I/II, Translational Sciences

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Description:

The Biogen Department of Neuro/Immunology seeks a highly motivated and keen associate scientist whose primary responsibility is to advance target validation, drug discovery and development. The individual is expected to have mastered a broad range of experimental techniques, preferably having established expertise in the field of neuroimmunology. The individual will be expected to perform with significant independence with respect to designing and executing controlled experiments, analyzing and interpreting results, establishing and executing existing or new protocols/methodologies and recommending modifications. The individual is expected to read pertinent literature and exhibit knowledge of molecular and biological processes, applying their knowledge to propose new ideas and regularly make suggestions for creative solutions to technical challenges. The individual is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills, preparing and delivering oral presentations, posters, draft research reports and contributing to manuscripts.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Scientsit-III%2C-Translational-Sciences-MA-02138/384302200/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 10th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MABS or MSNDGJan 10, 2017
NEW! Director/Senior Director of Neurodegeneration and Repair Research

Director/Senior Director of Neurodegeneration and Repair Research

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Description:

We are looking for a talented leader to direct preclinical research in Dementia and Memory Disorders within the new Neurodegeneration and Repair Research Unit. In close partnership with the early clinical lead for within the same unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering innovative drug candidates for proof-of-concept trials in AD, FTD and other memory disorders. He/she will lead the efforts of multiple research teams from early target discovery to late preclinical development and support the clinical trial strategy. We seek a candidate with knowledge of the biology of neurodegeneration and an outstanding track record in the field of drug development. He/she will succeed by collaborating closely with other Biogen scientists and clinicians in the areas of neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology and repair, as well as experts in the multiple therapeutic modalities – small molecules, antibodies, biologics, antisense oligonucleotides and gene therapy – in the Biogen portfolio. An innovative approach to biomarker and drug delivery strategies will also be required. We particularly seek candidates who have demonstrated strong scientific rigor while exploring novel pathways and mechanisms in humans and model systems and in leading multidisciplinary research teams. Demonstrated expertise in Alzheimer’s research and experimental models would be an advantage but is not required.



Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-DirectorSr_Director%2C-Neurodegeneration-and-Repair-Research-MA-02138/374546100/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or PhD/MD
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: January 6th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhD or PhD/MDFTDJan 06, 2017
Associate Scientist II / III, Neuroimmunology

Associate Scientist II / III, Neuroimmunology

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Description:

The Biogen Department of Neuro/Immunology seeks a highly motivated and keen associate scientist whose primary responsibility is to advance target validation, drug discovery and development. The individual is expected to have mastered a broad range of experimental techniques, preferably having established expertise in the field of neuroimmunology. The individual will be expected to perform with significant independence with respect to designing and executing controlled experiments, analyzing and interpreting results, establishing and executing existing or new protocols/methodologies and recommending modifications. The individual is expected to read pertinent literature and exhibit knowledge of molecular and biological processes, applying their knowledge to propose new ideas and regularly make suggestions for creative solutions to technical challenges. The individual is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills, preparing and delivering oral presentations, posters, draft research reports and contributing to manuscripts.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Scientist-II%2C-Research-MA-02138/376780100/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 20th, 2016
BiogenCambridge, MABS or MSNDGDec 20, 2016
Associate Scientist II, Neuroimmunology, Research

Associate Scientist II, Neuroimmunology, Research

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Description:

The Neuroimmunology department at Biogen is searching for a committed, enthusiastic and dependable associate scientist to assist with the design, execution and interpretation of preclinical studies for drug discovery and development. The incumbent will be part of a multifunctional team with responsibility for target validation and evaluation of novel drug candidates for neurodegenerative/neuroinflammatory diseases. He/she should be able to plan and execute in vivo and in vitro experiments with high level of independency, organization and scientific rigor. He/she should be able to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of pertinent literature and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to efficiently present results to project team members.


Qualifications:


•BS/MS in neurobiology, biology, or related field and a demonstrated track record of hands-on experience with in vivo and in vitro procedures

• Neuroinflammation/neurodegeneration background is highly preferable

• General molecular biology skills (DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR), knowledge of IHC/IF

• Experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques (primary cells and cell lines)

• Significant experience with protein analysis (Western blot, ELISA, protein extraction)

• Small rodent handling and dosing via standard delivery routes

• Imaging and FACS analysis preferable

• Strong commitment and high flexibility of work schedule is required


Education:  BS or MS degree in life science field.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Scientist-II%2C-Research-MA-02138/371072000
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BSc, MSc
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 25th, 2016
BiogenCambridge, MABSc, MScNDGOct 25, 2016

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