Figure 1. Micrographs of spinal cord motoneurons showing SOD1-immunoreactive inclusions.
Image credit: Forsberg, et. al. 2010 under CC BY license

Job Opportunities

To submit any new job opportunities for this list, please email ALSjobs@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! Postdoctoral Fellow, De Paola Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, De Paola Lab

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Description:

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available in the Laboratory of Synaptic plasticity and Repair of Imperial College London, starting immediately. The aim of this project is to gain new and fundamental insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the regeneration of adult neocortical circuits. We have previously demonstrated that certain populations of cortical neurons exhibit enhanced spontaneous regenerative capacity compared to others, and we are now interested in understanding the mechanisms responsible for this differential response to injury. Our goal is to develop effective strategies to enhance functional axon and synaptic regeneration (Holtmaat et al Nature protocols 2009; Canty et al Nature Communications 2013; Grillo et al Nature Neuroscience 2015).


We use an interdisciplinary approach and facilities accessible for this project include setups for combined electrophysiological and imaging studies, including five 2-photon microscopes, all optical stimulation and activity recordings in awake animals, light-sheet and super-resolution microscopes including SIM, PALM, STORM and STED.


London together with Cambridge and Oxford, only 1h train-ride away, represent one of the largest and most vibrant neuroscience communities in the world, with outstanding seminars and opportunities for collaboration. Imperial College London (ICL) is consistently rated among the world’s best universities with a reputation for excellence in neurotechnology and clinical neuroscience.


Requirements for the position: PhD or MD-PhD degree and strong publication record.


Required Expertise: Candidates with in vivo optogenetics, electrophysiology or calcium imaging experience will be preferred.


Applications, including CV, list of publications and statement of research interests should be sent to Dr. Vincenzo De Paola (v.depaola@lms.mrc.ac.uk). Applicants should arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent by referees to this email.


Link: http://www.fens.org/News-Activities/Jobs/job-12203/
Employer: Imperial College London
Location: London, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 22nd, 2017
Imperial College LondonLondon, EnglandPhD or MD/PhDNDGFeb 22, 2017
NEW! Research Technician, Ferrari Lab

Research Technician, Ferrari Lab

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Description:

Applications are invited for a Research Technician in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, to work alongside a team of on-site statisticians and informaticians in an exciting interdisciplinary environment under the supervision of Dr Raffaele Ferrari.


The postholder will curate and analyse next generation sequencing data and microarray data to investigate the genetics of frontotemporal dementia. This will include i) storing and curating large genetic datasets and associate meta-data in a cluster environment, and ii) assisting in or performing various tasks including computational data quality checks and statistical approaches for association, rare variants and burden analyses.


The post is available from March 2017 and is funded for nine months in the first instance by a grant from the MRC.


Key Requirements


Applicants should have a BSc in computer science, bioinformatics. biostatistics or related subject, or relevant experience, and a strong knowledge of informatics and statistics. IT proficiency at advanced user level (able to work with Linux languages, high performance computers and be familiar with bioinformatics tools and software) is essential, as are good programming skills in Linux. An MSc or equivalent level in bioinformatics or biostatistics is desirable, as is hands on experience with computational biology.


Link: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTYyOTY3NSZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTE0ODc2NjA5NjItNWMwYjRlMDI1ODZjMDJhNzUyYTZiYzY3M2E5ODE1YTdjNjI4YmVmNQ==
Employer: University of College London
Location: London, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BSc
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: February 16th, 2017
University of College LondonLondon, EnglandBScFTDFeb 16, 2017
NEW! Professor, Pharmacology

Professor, Pharmacology

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Description:

The Department of Pharmacology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. We are looking for a PhD or M.D. with an outstanding record of high impact research in Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology to develop a vigorous, independent research program at the School of Medicine. While we are interested in areas complementary to those represented in our research portfolio, such as cellular neuropharmacology, neurodegeneration, and addiction research, our primary focus is on research excellence and promise. The successful candidate will join a highly collegial academic setting, and will receive a competitive start-up package, generous laboratory space and a gateway to a robust tenure process. We have a large, active faculty body that assures abundant opportunities for collaboration and a rich source of experience and mentorship. The candidate will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded research program, participate in our graduate programs and engage in a very reasonable level of teaching and service. Applicants should apply for position #042454 at:


https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=526374


Further details are available by contacting:


Izabela Podgorski, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee

Wayne State University School of Medicine

ipodgors@med.wayne.edu

313-577-0514


Link: https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=526374
Employer: Wayne State University
Location: Detroit, MI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 15th, 2017
Wayne State UniversityDetroit, MIPhD or MDNDGFeb 15, 2017
NEW! Research Technician, Lakatos Lab

Research Technician, Lakatos Lab

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Description:

A MRC funded position in the laboratory of Dr Andras Lakatos at the University of Cambridge. The research group focuses on regulators of complex transcriptional networks and novel signalling pathways in astrocyte-neuron-synapse interactions. This exciting project is aimed at elucidating mechanisms underlying novel cell-communication pathways under physiological conditions and in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Motor Neuron Disease (MND)/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). We use cutting-edge technologies, including patient derived human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) systems in combination with computational biological models to reveal astrocyte mediated mechanisms driving degeneration or recovery of the neuronal network. Our translational systems also offer opportunities for testing potential therapeutic candidates in hiPSC ALS disease models.


The candidate must have a BSc or similar degree in neurosciences or biological sciences and a strong background in stem cell culture techniques, directed cell differentiation, cell and molecular biology/biochemistry.


Request for further particulars and informal enquiries should be emailed to Dr Andras Lakatos (AL291@cam.ac.uk).


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/606081-research-laboratory-technician
Employer: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BSc
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: February 15th, 2017
University of CambridgeCambridge, EnglandBScALSFeb 15, 2017
NEW! Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

Applications are invited for a full time tenure track faculty positions in neuroscience. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute significantly to the established neuroscience research programs ongoing in the School of Medicine. UND is currently in the third Phase (12th year) of an NIH funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE III) focused on neurodegenerative disorders. Neuroscientists focused on understanding mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders, the neurobiology of aging, and drug addiction or neurogenesis using modern molecular, behavioral, and/or epigenetic approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. MD/Ph.D. or M.D. degree, a strong publication record, and will be expected to develop their own independent, extramurally funded research program commensurate with rank and establish interdisciplinary collaborations with research labs throughout the School of Medicine and the University of North Dakota. The University of North Dakota has approximately 15,000 students and is located in Grand Forks, a family-friendly community with excellent public schools and many cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Further information on the School and local area can be found at http://www.med.und.edu and http://www.grandforksgov.com.


TO APPLY

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter detailing their research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, a detailed research plan, and the names of three references through the following website: https://secure.med.und.edu/search/basic-science/. Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the positions are filled.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/277044295
Employer: University of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, PhD/MD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 13th, 2017
University of North DakotaGrand Forks, NDPhD, PhD/MD or MDNDGFeb 13, 2017
NEW! Research Assistant

Research Assistant

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Description:

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), UCL Institute of Neurology, to join an established and internationally regarded multi-disciplinary research group and to be part of a research programme dedicated to the detailed clinical, neuropsychological and MRI characterization of frontotemporal dementia. The programme aims to provide the evidence base for future clinical trials in this important condition.


The post-holder will assist with the management of data collected from subjects participating in this project, particularly image analysis activities. Duties will include helping with co-ordination of the study, data curation, and image analysis activities focusing on structural, diffusion tensor imaging and resting state functional MRI scans. The post holder would also help out with cognitive testing of subjects if needed.


The post is available from April 2017, and is funded by a grant from the MRC until 31 March 2018.


Candidates must have a degree (minimum 2:1) in Psychology, Neuroscience or relevant scientific discipline. Experience of brain imaging analysis is essential, as is an understanding of research and clinical trial methodology, and the ability to work cooperatively in a multi-disciplinary setting. Experience of administering psychometric tests, experience of UNIX/LINUX systems and knowledge of medical statistics is desirable.


Link: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTYyODMxMiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjUmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTE0ODcwNzY0MjYtMDVmYTY5ZTE3NjZmZTE3MGNkYTY3NmU3NDUxMTJmM2UwNWViN2VjOQ==
Employer: University College London
Location: London, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: February 13th, 2017
Applications close: March 7th, 2017
University College LondonLondon, EnglandBA or BSFTDFeb 13, 2017
Professor, Neurodegeneration (W3)

Professor, Neurodegeneration (W3)

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Description:

An der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg ist im Rahmen der Entwicklung des Neurowissenschaftlichen Schwerpunktes eine W3-Professur für Neurodegeneration im Angestelltenverhältnis zu besetzen. Die Neurologische Klinik in Heidelberg hat das Ziel, neben den international sichtbaren Schwerpunkten Vaskuläre- und Intensivneurologie sowie Neuroonkologie und Neuroimmunologie einen innerhalb der Fakultät und am Standort Heidelberg integrierten Schwerpunkt für Neurodegeneration wissenschaftlich und klinisch zu entwickeln.


Übergeordnetes Ziel der W3-Professur ist die Entwicklung eines attraktiven grundlagenwissenschaftlichen und/oder anwendungsorientierten Forschungs-programms in einem der zentralen Bereiche der Neurodegeneration sowie Integration des Forschungsgebiets in die vorhandenen grundlagenwissenschaftlichen und translationalen Wissenschaftsschwerpunkte der Klinik und Fakultät. Klinisch soll eine verantwortliche, hoch spezialisierte Betreuung von Patienten mit den genannten neurodegenerativen Erkrankungen aus der Region und zunehmend im Sinne eines überregionalen Referenzzentrums erfolgen. Dabei ist nicht primär an dementielle Erkrankungen gedacht. Klinisch-wissenschaftlich sollte eine hohe Expertise in der Initiierung, Durchführung und dem Qualitätsmanagement klinischer, vor allem durch Wissenschaftler initiierter Studien bestehen, die mit Unterstützung vom Institut für Medizinische Biometrie und Informatik (IMBI) und dem Koordinierungszentrum für Klinische Studien (KKS) durchgeführt werden.


Einstellungsvoraussetzungen sind ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium der Medizin, die Anerkennung als Facharzt/-ärztin für Neurologie, Promotion, Habilitation oder äquivalente Leistungen. Neben einer wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung und einem hochkarätigen Oeuvre sollten die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber über internationale Forschungserfahrung verfügen, nachgewiesen durch internationale Kooperationen mit namhaften Forschungsgruppen. Außerdem sollte einschlägige Vorerfahrung im Einwerben und Durchführen auch größerer Drittmittelprojekte mitgebracht werden.


Auf die weiteren in § 47 und § 48 Abs. 2 des baden-württembergischen Landeshoch-schulgesetzes genannten Einstellungsvoraussetzungen wird hingewiesen.


Die Universität Heidelberg strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils der Frauen im wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert qualifizierte Frauen nachdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt eingestellt.


Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung bis zum 15. März 2017 an Prof. Dr. W. Herzog, Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 672, 69120 Heidelberg. Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen sollten den Kriterien entsprechen, welche Sie auf der Webseite der Fakultätsgeschäftsstelle unter http://www.medizinische-fakultaet-hd.uni-heidelberg.de/professur einsehen können.


Link: https://karriere.klinikum.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=3535
Employer: University of Heidelberg
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD (or equivalent), Neurology
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 7th, 2017
Applications close: March 15th, 2017
University of HeidelbergHeidelberg, GermanyMD (or equivalent), NeurologyNDGFeb 07, 2017
Senior Research Fellow, Stem Cell Differentiation

Senior Research Fellow, Stem Cell Differentiation

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Description:

The successful candidate shall work in a VR/EU project differentiating motor neurons from human embryonic stem cells. It is a translational project in ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) aiming at developing cell therapy for the disease. The researcher will culture human embryonic stem cell lines on different matrices and generate functional motor neurons for preclinical studies. The cells will be characterized elaborately in vitro and further prepared for animal studies.


Qualifications


The applicant must hold a doctor’s degree in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate. To qualify as a Senior Researcher, a person must fulfill the specific competence requirements for the position.


The Applicant Must Have Demonstrated Skills And Experience In



  • Culturing and characterization of human embryonic stem cells

  • Neuronal differentiation and characterization of human embryonic stem cells, particularly motor neurons

  • Flow cytometry, cells sorting by MACS and FACS.

  • qPCR, Immunocytochemistry and a good knowledge of confocal microscopy analysis

  • In vitro functional evaluation of motor neurons- electro physiology and calcium signaling


Previous experience in performing preclinical studies, work at the biotech industry, experience in multidisciplinary team-work, research outside of the country of origin and international collaborations will be considered as merits.


Link: https://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:129297/where:4/
Employer: Karolinska Institutet
Location: Huddinge, Sweden
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: February 6th, 2017
Applications close: February 27th, 2017
Karolinska InstitutetHuddinge, SwedenPhDALSFeb 06, 2017
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).


PhD required. Candidates with strong research experience in stem cell biology or molecular and cellular biology are encouraged to apply. Two years’ experience with cell culture (primary and cell lines), stem cell/neuronal differentiation preferred.


To Apply: Please forward CV to: Fen-Biao.Gao@umassmed.edu.


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/605061-postdoctoral-position
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: February 3rd, 2017
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDFeb 03, 2017
Research Assistant Professor, Beal Lab

Research Assistant Professor, Beal Lab

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Description:

A full-time faculty position at the level of Instructor or Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience is available in the Beal laboratory for Neurodegenerative Diseases. This is a research-focused position and a successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Huntington’s disease.


The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, molecular biology, or in a related interdisciplinary field and have competitive research qualifications, including a track record of publication in top tier journals. The candidate should have at least 5 years of experience in in neuroscience, particularly in the area of neurodegeneration using cell and animal models. Candidates should be proficient in rodent husbandry, dissection and surgery, behavioral tests, stereotactic injections, histology, immunocytochemistry, and general cell and molecular biology techniques. We especially encourage applicants who have experience working with transgenic models of neurodegenerative diseases, such as mouse models for Huntington’s disease.


The individual chosen for this position will be encouraged to develop an extramurally-funded research program to support his or her research, to collaborate with members of the Department in their own research activities, and will be expected to participate in academic and service functions of the Department.


Application Instructions


Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a brief cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) and contact information of three professional references by email to: fbeal@med.cornell.edu or vit2013@med.cornell.edu, to the attention of:


Dr. M. Flint Beal

University Professor

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience

Brain and Mind Research Institute

Weill Cornell Medicine

New York, N.Y.


This position will remain open through April 1, 2017.


Link: http://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/8778822/faculty-position-neurodegenerative-diseases-huntington-s-disease
Employer: Weill Cornell Medical College
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 2nd, 2017
Applications close: April 1st, 2017
Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York, NYPhDNDGFeb 02, 2017
Research Associate, Svendsen Lab

Research Associate, Svendsen Lab

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Description:

The Svendsen Laboratory at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute is looking for personnel to join our dynamic group. The incumbent should have an interest in the basic science of stem cells and neuroscience. By understanding how the cells grow and differentiate we will be able to produce a better cell for transplantation and develop techniques for disease modeling. The laboratory technician will, under the direction of the PI, lab manager and project scientist, assist in the conduct of research in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


Link: https://www.cedars-sinaimedicalcenter.apply2jobs.com//ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=21255&CurrentPage=50&sid=69
Employer: Cedar Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 25th, 2017
Cedar Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles, CABA or BSALSJan 25, 2017
Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

Principal contributions are scientific or intellectual, characterized by orginality and creativity. Must be able to function independently – planning, carrying out, and then interpreting experiments – with attention to detail and good organizational skills. The position will entail working at the bench in a laboratory as well as work with mice. This position is grant funded. Doctoral degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted required; the PhD should be focused on neurological diseases, especially related to demyelinating diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


Link: https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=667448
Employer: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 25th, 2017
University of ChicagoChicago, ILPhDALSJan 25, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisher Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Fisher Lab

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Description:

You will be part of a joint programme between groups at MRC Harwell and University College London to create and to characterize bespoke mouse models for answering specific questions in neurodegenerative diseases. This is a 47-month training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies.


This is an exciting position, joining a new group and collaborating within a larger MRC Harwell–UCL Institute of Neurology programme studying neurodegeneration (for example, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer disease). The group will be run day to day by an experienced Senior Investigator Scientist, Dr. Edgar Kramer, in collaboration with Professor Elizabeth Fisher at UCL, who holds an honorary position at MRC Harwell. The group will be supported by two dedicated laboratory technicians. Please see for more detail the internet site: https://www.har.mrc.ac.uk/research/lifetime-studies/mouse-models-neurodegeneration


Link: https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/467
Employer: MRC Harwell Institute
Location: Harwell, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 24th, 2017
Applications close: February 24th, 2017
MRC Harwell InstituteHarwell, EnglandPhDNDGJan 24, 2017
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

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Description:

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is accepting applications for the position of Tenured Professor & Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH).


The selected candidate is expected to bring a dynamic vision of integrating exposure assessment with new precision Environmental Health approaches. The candidate will provide effective leadership and management skills to foster the growth of innovative fundamental and translational environmental health sciences spanning several disciplines including: molecular cell biology; pharmacology and toxicology; molecular genetics and epigenetics; advanced analytical and redox chemistry/biochemistry; structural biology; animal models of acute and chronic disease; applied population and clinical studies involving, gene x environment interactions over time, exposome science, big data analytics and environmental epidemiology.


The Chair is a full-time faculty position. Candidates (PhD or MD) must have a distinguished record of research, teaching, publication, service and academic accomplishments that meets the criteria for tenure. Experience in environmental health science supported specialized research and training centers is desirable. New laboratory space will be available. Resources are available for intra- and inter-departmental program development and recruitment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Desired start date is July 1, 2017.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration applications should be submitted by Feb 15, 2017. Candidates should submit a letter of application stating professional accomplishments including leadership and research, curriculum vitae, and names of people who could supply letters of reference. Please send these materials electronically to: Dr. Ben Van Houten Chair, EOH Chair Search Committee University of Pittsburgh Graduate School Public Health EOH Search@pitt.edu


Link: https://www.pittsource.com/postings/131118
Employer: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 21st, 2017
Applications close: February 15th, 2017
University of PittsburghPittsburgh, PAPhD or MDNDGJan 21, 2017
High-Throughput Screening Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

High-Throughput Screening Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Description:

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a High-Throughput Screening Director to oversee and maintain the IND s high-throughput drug screening efforts. The director of the IND is Nobel Laureate Dr. Stanley Prusiner.


The successful candidate will lead a team of researchers running multiple cell-based high-content screens to identify and validate drug leads for the IND s drug discovery programs in Alzheimer s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson s disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and others. He or she must have a strong track record of cell assay development and optimization and be conversant in the latest screening and detection technologies. Responsibilities include overseeing laboratory operations, assay troubleshooting, data management, data analysis, and algorithm development for the analysis of cellular assays. The successful candidate will have excellent management and communication skills and work well in a team environment.


Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a research summary (4-page max. including figures), cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.


Link: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01198

Employer: University of California

Location: San Francisco, CA

Sector: Academia

Degree required: PhD

Conditions: FTD

Job posted: January 19th, 2017

Applications close: February 19th, 2017


Link: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01198
Employer: University of California
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: January 19th, 2017
Applications close: February 19th, 2017
University of CaliforniaSan Francisco, CAPhDFTDJan 19, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease

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Description:

The collaborative and interactive Arizona postdoctoral fellowship program in Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease is seeking highly qualified applicants for positions supported by a National Institutes of Health training grant.  Institutions included in the research consortium include the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Barrow Neurological Institute, The Translational Genomics Research Institute, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, and Mayo Clinic.  All institutions are participants in the state wide Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium.  Training programs afford the opportunity to study neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, other related disorders, as well as non-pathological brain aging. Areas of interest include behavioral, systems and clinical neurosciences, molecular neurobiology and epigenetics, brain imaging, genomics, computational and statistical analysis of complex data sets, experimental therapeutics, and clinical neuropathological research.  Research resources include human longitudinal cohorts and data sets, a brain and body research donation program, PET and MRI research programs, wild type and transgenic rodent, non-human primate and human behavioral testing facilities, and cutting-edge cellular and molecular biological research methods with emphasis within each of the noted disciplines.  Trainees will benefit from a Professional Development Committee to foster career development from an omnibus perspective, and the training experience will be enriched via opportunities to work, learn, and produce across institutions, driven by a collaborative experimental training plan.  This is a U.S. Government funded training grant and is only available to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents.  All institutions involved in this training program value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.  Because, we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Please send a CV, two representative publications, two letters of reference, and a letter describing your research interests to the program Admissions Director Dr. Elliott Mufson, Professor of Neurobiology at the Barrow Neurological Institute co Katelyn.Eberhardt@DignityHealth.org


Link: http://jobs.cell.com/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-tucson-arizona-85724-5115-93447141-d
Employer: University of Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 19th, 2017
University of ArizonaPhoenix, AZPhDNDGJan 19, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Yang Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yang Lab

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Description:

The Yang lab also studies pathogenic roles of astrocyte dysfunction in neurological diseases/disorders, such as fragile x syndrome (FXS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The lab employs novel genetically modified mouse tools, in combination with primary astrocyte and neuronal cultures, imaging, electrophysiological and biochemical/molecular techniques. The candidate must be able to handle rodents and are familiar with biochemical techniques and prior knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases is desirable. It is expected that the candidate should have a recent PhD (less than 2 years) in Neuroscience/Genetics/Cell Biology/Biochemistry or equivalent and is able to communicate well with others. To apply, please send your CV (via e-mail) including all past education and training, a brief description of research interests, list of publications and other scientific activities as well as names and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Yongjie Yang at: Yongjie.yang@tufts.edu.


Link: http://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/8738470/postdoctoral-fellow
Employer: Tufts University School of Medicine
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 18th, 2017
Tufts University School of MedicineBoston, MAPhDALSJan 18, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurogenetics

Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurogenetics

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Description:

We have assembled a unique genomic dataset in the field of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS; www.projectmine.com). ALS is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. The applicant will work on data from Project MinE. These data include epigenetic, whole genome sequencing, and clinical data of several thousand ALS patients and matched controls. The work area of the applicant will focus on exploring adding external controls to this dataset while preserving type I error, annotating the non-coding genome by integrating our data with other publicly available omics datalayers, including RNAseq, Hi-C and Chip-seq and relating this to case-control status. Another type of genomic variation potentially related to ALS we are interested in, is structural variation. The applicant needs to be able to use various bioinformatic tools and be able to combine these in a unique way for the purpose of identifying possible pathological pathways, new ‘druggable’ targets, and for stratification of patients in clinical trial design. We also ask for participation in the writing of scientific papers and grant applications, providing methodological advice to other members of the team (bioinformaticians, PhD students, postdocs, technicians), and participate in education of bachelor and master students.


Link: http://www.werkenbijumcutrecht.nl/vacatures/Paginas/postdoc-neurogenetics%20(2017-0081).aspx
Employer: UMC Utrecht
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 17th, 2017
Applications close: February 26th, 2017
UMC UtrechtUtrecht, NetherlandsPhDALSJan 17, 2017
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
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

In a major Neuroscience initiative, we seek to hire up to 2 tenure-track or tenured faculty members as part of a cross campus multi-disciplinary effort to study the nervous system (from development, to function, to aging, degeneration and repair). We seek researchers that collectively span multi-disciplinary levels of investigation (molecular mechanisms, circuit analysis, complex animal and human behaviors) using state of the art techniques (molecular, optogenetics, behavioral, educational, computational, imaging, EEG, genetic and research of clinical populations) applied to experimental model systems of health, injury and disease (invertebrate, vertebrate or human systems). Our goal is to recruit a team of collaborative individuals with an outstanding record, committed to excellence in research, that complement existing campus strengths. Applicants for tenured positions should also demonstrate notable scientific contributions and sustained extramural support. Successful candidates must also have clear potential or demonstrated ability to work successfully with and benefit a diverse student body.


Depending on research focus, training background and career achievements, successful candidates will be appointed at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Bourns College of Engineering, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Education or the School of Medicine. To foster development of collaborative research across hiring units, the successful candidates will participate in a campus wide seminar program and annual research retreat. Particular strengths on the campus pertinent to this recruitment include sensory processing, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, glial-neuronal interactions, cognitive neurotherapeutics, functional imaging, assessment and interventions of clinical populations, child development, circuits, neurobiology and endocrinology of behavior. Successful candidates will be also expected to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels depending upon the college/department to which the candidate is assigned.


The University of California, Riverside is centrally located within the Southern California area and situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain wilderness or desert environments, and housing in the area is very affordable. The campus is located in close proximity to a host of high profile universities, research institutes, and biotech industries in Southern California. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm D., or equivalent degree and qualify for a tenure track or tenured faculty appointment at the University of California. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 23rd and the positions will remain open until filled.


For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit www.clusterhiring.ucr.edu or https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/.


Link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00709
Employer: University of California
Location: Riverside, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD, PharmD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 10th, 2017
University of CaliforniaRiverside, CAPhD, MD, PharmDNDGJan 10, 2017
Associate or Full Professor, Neuroscience

Associate or Full Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

In a major Neuroscience initiative, we seek to hire up to 2 tenure-track or tenured faculty members as part of a cross campus multi-disciplinary effort to study the nervous system (from development, to function, to aging, degeneration and repair). We seek researchers that collectively span multi-disciplinary levels of investigation (molecular mechanisms, circuit analysis, complex animal and human behaviors) using state of the art techniques (molecular, optogenetics, behavioral, educational, computational, imaging, EEG, genetic and research of clinical populations) applied to experimental model systems of health, injury and disease (invertebrate, vertebrate or human systems). Our goal is to recruit a team of collaborative individuals with an outstanding record, committed to excellence in research, that complement existing campus strengths. Applicants for tenured positions should also demonstrate notable scientific contributions and sustained extramural support. Successful candidates must also have clear potential or demonstrated ability to work successfully with and benefit a diverse student body.


Depending on research focus, training background and career achievements, successful candidates will be appointed at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor within College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Bourns College of Engineering, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Education or the School of Medicine. To foster development of collaborative research across hiring units, the successful candidates will participate in a campus wide seminar program and annual research retreat. Particular strengths on the campus pertinent to this recruitment include sensory processing, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, glial-neuronal interactions, cognitive neurotherapeutics, functional imaging, assessment and interventions of clinical populations, child development, circuits, neurobiology and endocrinology of behavior. Successful candidates will be also expected to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels depending upon the college/department to which the candidate is assigned.


The University of California, Riverside is centrally located within the Southern California area and situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain wilderness or desert environments, and housing in the area is very affordable. The campus is located in close proximity to a host of high profile universities, research institutes, and biotech industries in Southern California. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm D., or equivalent degree and qualify for a tenure track or tenured faculty appointment at the University of California. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 23rd and the positions will remain open until filled.


For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit www.clusterhiring.ucr.edu or https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/.


Link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00708
Employer: University of California
Location: Riverside, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, PharmD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 10th, 2017
University of CaliforniaRiverside, CAPhD, PharmD or MDNDGJan 10, 2017
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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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
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Department of Neurology

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Department of Neurology

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Description:

The Department of Neurology and Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at UCSF invites applications from exceptional investigators at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to develop a new bench-to-bedside program of clinical translation in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The successful candidate will have outstanding credentials as a clinician and clinical investigator, experience and ongoing interest in laboratory-based neuroscience, and a track record of receiving extramural grant support. The individual will work closely with other investigators at the Weill Institute of Neurosciences to support translation of key discoveries into early clinical trials. Board certification in neurology or some other relevant area of medicine is required. This is a rare opportunity for an accomplished and highly motivated individual to join a growing team of investigators at the new Weill Institute for Neurosciences located at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus.


Link: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01246
Employer: University of California
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 3rd, 2017
Applications close: April 3rd, 2017
University of CaliforniaSan Francisco, CAMDNDGJan 03, 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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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

Industry

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! 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.


Responsibilities include:


•Driving target validation efforts for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS, with a particular focus on glial cells and neuroinflammation.


•Using a wide array of techniques relevant to neuroimmunology and glial cells


•Leveraging animal models of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration to demonstrate proof-of-biology; knowledge and experience with such models is preferred.


•Designing and executing experimental plans, performing rigorous analysis and interpretation of experiments.


•Collaborating with relevant individuals and groups to advance projects; demonstrating good lab citizenship.


• Skilled experimentation encompassing a wide array of in vitro and in vivo techniques; relatively independent design, execution, analysis and interpretation of experiments.


• Strong oral and written presentation of technical work


• Collaboration with relevant individuals and groups to advance projects; demonstration of good lab citizenship.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Scientist-II%2C-Research-MA-02138/376780100/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BA or MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: February 16th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MABA or MSALSFeb 16, 2017
NEW! Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

AC Immune is seeking a highly qualified Research Scientist to expand the

company’s efforts in research. The candidate must possess scientific

background in structural biophysics and protein dynamics in

neurodegenerative diseases and a clear record of accomplishment in an

academic or a commercial setting. S/he must have demonstrated their ability

to make significant discoveries in an academic setting or bring a research

product to a clinical stage.


· Provides hands-on research support for the Biology research team within

the Biology department working on the discovery and characterization of

PET radiotracers for the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders

· Preparation and characterization of human brain tissue for binding studies

· Evaluation of new procedures and protocols for the enrichment of

pathological protein aggregates from human tissues (e.g.

immunoprecipitation, sucrose gradient, FACS)

· Optimization of binding assays or other quantitative assays for Kd and Ki

assessment

· Setting up autoradiography assay conditions for new radioligands on

human and TG mouse tissue sections

· Screening small molecule compounds that are regularly synthesized by the

Chemistry team using new as well as established assays

· Immunostaining of human tissue sections

· Evaluating target engagement of compounds by direct staining on tissue

sections

· Autoradiography with tritiated ligands


The candidate should have the following qualifications:

· Ph.D. training in life sciences

· Previous experience in structural biophysics and protein dynamics

· Previous experience in neuroscience and neurodegenerative disorders,

notably ALS and FTD along with TDP-43, is an advantage

· Postdoctoral experience is an advantage

· Excellent organizational skills and capability of data documentation

· Team spirit paired with autonomous and rigorous work style

· Excellent oral and written skills in English is mandatory


Link: http://www.alsresearchforum.org/wp-content/uploads/Research-Scientist_RS2.pdf
Employer: AC Immune
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: February 16th, 2017
AC ImmuneLausanne, SwitzerlandPhDALS, FTDFeb 16, 2017
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: February 14th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MABS or MSNDGFeb 14, 2017
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: February 8th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MABS or MSNDGFeb 08, 2017
Sr Scientist, Laboratory of Neuronal Cell Biology

Sr Scientist, Laboratory of Neuronal Cell Biology

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Description:

As a Sr. Scientist for the Laboratory of Neuronal Cell Biology (LNCB), he or she will be:


•Responsible for converting new science into new targets, drug discovery programs, and technology programs for the Biogen portfolio with an emphasis on neurological disease.


•Accountable for building and advancing new neurobiology within a group of dedicated postdoctoral fellows and technicians.


•Contributes to developing and executing research strategies to deliver against Biogen’s objectives to engage in quality science that leads to a deeper understanding of targets and enables the research imperative of “choose the right targets”.


•Supports the Head of R&D (who also serves as Director for the LNCB) in defining basic and applied biology, molecular pharmacology, cellular biology, and in vivo neurobiological programs that augment the Biogen portfolio.


•Manages the day-to-day operations of the LNCB providing support and direction to the postdoctoral fellows and technician(s) in the lab.


•Accountable for people agenda in the LNCB including colleague development, reward and recognition, recruitment and retention, and communication.


•Builds external recognition for team through high impact publications.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES


• Single point of accountability for the functioning and delivery of the LNCB for projects assigned to his/her team. Able to ensure the lab can optimally utilize the resources available.


• Models expectations of quality, innovative science applied to discovering new medicines, and of effective people leadership and talent development.


• Builds cross-functional projects that cut across disciplines, including chemical biology, molecular and cell biology, cellular screening, and in vivo pharmacology.


• Engages the external environment through thought leadership and visible and active engagement with key opinion leaders, funding bodies, professional societies, and academic institutions and publishing of scientific work


• Partners with Biogen research leaders in the development of key talent within and across the Biogen laboratories.


• Able to effectively identify and advance breakthrough science.


• Consistently converts new science into new targets, drug discovery programs, and technology platforms for the Biogen portfolio.


• Able to maximize the value from an academic-style lab group in the midst of the discovery organization, aligned with therapeutic interests, but empowered to explore new biology through access to technologies and collaborations with existing groups.


• Works closely with individuals across Biogen Research Laboratories


• Manage, create, and leverage technologies to prosecute state-of-the-art research on novel pathways and targets.


• Effectively communicate proposed and completed research through presentations and publications both internally and externally.


• Lead and support research platforms in primary neuron culture, brain slices preparations, and in vivo rodent models.


• Connects LNCB science to Biogen platforms in structural biology, medicinal chemistry, screening, genetics, computational modeling, bioinformatics, veterinary sciences, pharmacokinetics/metabolism, and protein engineering.


• Ensure team access to reagents, data analysis, and technical resources across Biogen Research.


• Drives scientific excellence on projects that transform drug discovery efforts in the Biogen portfolio; ensures high impact publications.


• In addition to responsibilities over the LNCB, the Sr. Scientist will be responsible for building target class platforms that support discovery programs across the Biogen portfolio and particularly for neurodegenerative diseases. Target class platforms refer to broad classes of receptors, enzymes, or related macromolecules for which all necessary reagents, assays, screening systems, quantitative read-outs, and in vivo models are elaborated in a highly scaled and industrialized fashion. Examples include GPCRs, serine hydrolases, transporters, etc.


• The Sr. Scientist will further assume broad responsibility for new target identification that supports new programs that enter in the Biogen portfolio, and contributes to a sustainable pipeline of first-in-class programs. New targets will be rooted firmly in human biology and human genetics, and he/she will leverage ongoing work by postdoctoral fellows and others within the LNCB to provide 10-15% of the new targets pursued by Biogen.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Sr-Scientist%2C-Laboratory-of-Neuronal-Cell-Biology%2C-Research-MA-02138/347661800/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 8th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhD or MD/PhDNDGFeb 08, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sheng Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sheng Lab

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Description:

Morgan Sheng’s lab in the Department of Neuroscience is seeking a postdoc to perform cutting-edge basic and translational research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of nervous system disorders (especially neurodegenerative diseases) and/or synapse development and plasticity. He/she would address fundamental scientific questions, formulate hypotheses, design and execute experiments (with support from superb core facilities), interpret data, and write and publish original papers.


A Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, neurobiology or related field is required. The candidate should have direct experience in applying basic laboratory methods of molecular cell biology, microscopy, electrophysiology, neuroanatomy and/or behavior. He/she should be able to conduct original research in an independent fashion and interact productively with collaborators. Qualified candidates must have completed at least one research project as evidenced by a first author research article published or accepted in a well-recognized peer-reviewed journal.


For more information about the Morgan Sheng’s lab, please visit http://www.gene.com/scientists/our-scientists/morgan-sheng


For information about the Postdoctoral Program at Genentech, please go to

www.gene.com/careers/academic-programs/postdocs


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/239104247
Employer: Genentech
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 6th, 2017
GenentechSan Francisco, CAPhDNDGFeb 06, 2017
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: February 4th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhD or PhD/MDFTDFeb 04, 2017
Associate Director, Translational Pathology Laboratory

Associate Director, Translational Pathology Laboratory

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Description:

We are looking for a talented pathologist to provide scientific guidance and leadership within the Translational Pathology Laboratory. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with drug discovery research units and will be responsible for the execution of proof-of-concept and pre-clinical efficacy studies in AD, PD, ALS/FTLD, MS, and other neurological disorders. We seek a candidate with knowledge of the biology of neurodegeneration, the pathology of neurological disease, immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, and immunofluorescence. The candidate will be required to perform microscopic evaluation and interpretation of tissues and coordinate quantitative image-based assessment of pathological endpoints. 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. We particularly seek candidates who have demonstrated strong scientific rigor while exploring novel pathways and mechanisms in humans and model systems and in leading research teams. Demonstrated expertise in experimental animal models of neurodegenerative disease would be an advantage but is not required.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Director%2C-Translational-Pathology-Laboratory-MA-02138/383357600/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD or DVM/PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: February 2nd, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAMD or MD/PhD or DVM/PhDALS, FTDFeb 02, 2017

Non-Profit and Government

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Description:

The lab for microRNA Models of Neurodegenerative Disease at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology is seeking to recruit a highly motivated Research Fellow to investigate pathogenic pathways underlying neurodegeneration linked to loss of microRNA function.


The work will involve both in vitro and in vivo techniques, including cellular and molecular biology, generation and analysis of transgenic flies, behavioral assays, tissue dissections, immunohistochemical analysis and confocal microscopy.


Link: https://app.a-star.edu.sg/astarcareerportal/JobDetails.aspx?enc=3vkpCJvkbXG9htc1jP6XN2YRHzaq8etMxCfagUGjmvPLZCdlfU4J+cqPBbpC0sKS2FmeT8ro/x5Sx/HnvQ8vaaPy/mASrXZbwgIybvd3vuE=
Employer: A*Star
Principal investigator: Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
Location: Singapore
Sector: Non-profit
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: February 7th, 2017
A*StarSingaporePhDNDGFeb 07, 2017
Research Coordinator

Research Coordinator

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Description:

ALS Canada is a national organization responsible for ALS Canada Research Program – funding peer-reviewed research grants and fostering collaboration amongst Canadian researchers, helping to nurture new ideas and build capacity. ALS Canada has a role in Ontario, similar to that of the Provincial Societies, providing services and support for people living within our provinces – we help fill the gaps between the healthcare system and needs of people living with ALS. We advocate federally, provincially and locally on behalf of Canadians and their families for better government support and access within the healthcare system.


Role Description


This is a full-time, contract position with benefits and the potential for renewal. The Research Coordinator will report to the Vice President, Research. This person is a positive, energetic, creative and self-motivated individual who can work well with all stakeholders in the ALS Community including clients, families and researchers, ALS clinics, ALS Health Care Providers, and representatives from the ALS Societies across Canada. They will be responsible for working with the Vice President, Research on all aspects of operations management for the National Research Program including grant management and research communications. A key part of the role will also be day-to-day management of the national clinical research network and possibly an expanded pan-discipline Canadian ALS research network. Furthermore, they will be trained in networking and strategic planning with the aim of succession planning for the research capacity in the absence of the VP.


Accountabilities


*Assist in the execution of the National Research Granting Program

*Act as primary grant manager

*Assist Vice President, Research and Director of Marketing and Communications in all research knowledge translation

*Develop new and existing communication tools/channels in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team

*Assist in organization and execution of the annual ALS Canada Research Forum and Virtual Research Forum

*Provide administrative support to members of CALS network(s) and CALS Chair (day-to-day operations)

*Will work across provinces, building effective working relationships with ALS clinics, clinical researchers, clinical trial coordinators and other research related industry contacts

*Form an integrated team with the VP, Research to advance ALS research in Canada and the research program

*Administrative tasks as required


Link: https://www.als.ca/en/news/job-postings/job-posting-research-coordinator
Employer: ALS Canada
Location: Toronto, Canada
Sector: Non-profit
Degree required: MS or PhD preferred
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: February 7th, 2017
Applications close: February 27th, 2017
ALS CanadaToronto, CanadaMS or PhD preferredALSFeb 07, 2017
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