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

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.

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


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Academia

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Lim Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lim Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Janghoo Lim’s lab in the Departments of Genetics and of Neuroscience at Yale University School of Medicine. We are seeking applicants interested in joining a dynamic and successful team that provides opportunity for individual development as well as collaboration. The main focus of the lab is to determine the molecular basis of cellular pathology in neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the successful candidate will study the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative diseases, including polyglutamine diseases, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease. We employ a range of techniques and model systems, including molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics and genomics using cell culture (including patient-derived iPSCs), Drosophila and mouse models.


The applicant should have experience in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and mouse genetics as well as good communication skills. Experience in bioinformatic analyses and mouse genetics would be advantageous. To apply, please send to [email protected] a brief letter of interest that includes a personal statement outlining your research interests and prior experience, an updated copy of your CV, and contact information for 3 references.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/12001066/postdoctoral-position-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
Employer: Yale University School of Medicine
Location: New Haven, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: February 14th, 2019
Yale University School of MedicineNew Haven, CTPhDALSFeb 14, 2019
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Peter Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Peter Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the NCI/R35 funded laboratory of Dr. Marcus E. Peter to study the role of toxic RNAs in health and disease. Projects are based on the recent discovery by the Peter Lab of a kill code embedded in the genome of multicellular organisms. This kill switch is based on RNA interference and can be engaged to kill cancer cells. However, it may also determine cell fate in multiple neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington’s disease (HD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


The position is to investigate the inverse relationship between neurodegenerative diseases such as AD and HD and cancer. It will entail working with cell lines and mouse models of AD, HD and cancer. We have evidence that toxic small RNAs bound to the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC) suppress cancer and at the same time cause loss of neurons resulting in neurogedenerative diseases. The work will also involve advanced biochemistry such as pull down of Ago proteins and quantifying bound small RNAs using RNA Seq.


Link: https://www.indeed.com/q-amyotrophic-jobs.html?advn=8127196959955644&vjk=9e3672cf23aa1e26
Employer: Northwestern University School of Medicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG, Cancer
Job posted: February 14th, 2019
Northwestern University School of MedicineChicago, ILPhDNDG, CancerFeb 14, 2019
NEW! Associate Research Scientist, Maniatis Lab

Associate Research Scientist, Maniatis Lab

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Description:

The Maniatis lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to facilitate research investigating the role of autophagy in ALS disease mechanisms. Candidates with expertise in multidisciplinary approaches including molecular genetics, mouse genetics, genomic methods, bioinformatics and familiarity with neurodegenerative diseases are encouraged to apply.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11986325/associate-research-scientist
Employer: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: February 11th, 2019
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYMD or PhDALSFeb 11, 2019
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral fellow position is 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) (Lu et al., Mol. Cell 2013; Gascon et al., Nat. Med. 2014; Freibaum*, Lu* et al., Nature 2015; Tran et al., Neuron 2015; Lopez-Gonzalez et al., Neuron 2016). Candidates with strong research experience in mouse or Drosophila genetics and molecular/cellular biology are encouraged to apply. Interested please send CV to [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=674987
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: February 8th, 2019
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDFeb 08, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gordon Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gordon Lab

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Description:

This position will primarily involve designing and carrying out research studies in experimental models of Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The research projects will focus on understanding pathological mechanisms with the aim of identifying new drug targets, clinical biomarkers and therapeutic strategies for slowing disease progression. The role will also involve evaluation of therapeutic agents in both in vitro and in vivo models of disease and the validation of new therapeutic targets in clinical samples. The successful candidate will have access to an excellent support network and state of the art infrastructure across UQ. The candidate will also have the opportunity to develop new research ideas, seek external research funding and publish findings in high-profile research outlets.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Richard Gordon, Group Leader in Clinical Neuroscience, telephone +61-7-3346-6081 or email [email protected]. To submit an application for this role, go http://jobs.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/506703/research-fellow-translational-neuroscience and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, CV and Selection Criteria responses.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11912115/research-fellow-translational-neuroscience
Employer: University of Queensland
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 20th, 2019
Applications close: February 11th, 2019
University of QueenslandBrisbane, AustraliaPhDALSJan 20, 2019
Scientific Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics

Scientific Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics

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Description:

The NYGC is looking for a scientific leader to drive collaborative research in neurodegenerative diseases. This individual is responsible for coordinating collaborative, cross-functional and inter-institutional neurodegenerative disease research (including ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease). This position reports to and works closely with the Scientific Director & CEO and with the Director of the Center for Genomic for Neurodegenerative Diseases to further develop and implement the scientific strategy for neurodegenerative disease genomics research at the NYGC, coordinate collaborative research with academic and industrial partners, and engage in strategic efforts to position the NYGC and its founding institution partners (Institutional Founding Members (IFM’s)) at the forefront of neurodegenerative disease research. This role supports and advances the scientific and institutional vision and mission of NYGC’s leadership by fostering partnerships between members of the NYGC Affiliates working group on neurodegenerative diseases and funding partners, including the development of proposals for joint funding.


Link: https://nygenome-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=318&company_id=17105&version=1&jobBoardId=3347
Employer: New York Genome Center
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 15th, 2019
New York Genome CenterNew York, NYPhDALSJan 15, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, Disney Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Disney Lab

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Description:

Multiple positions in RNA chemical biology are available in the Disney group in the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (disneylaboratory.org). In particular, we seek postdoctoral students to study the toxicity associated with inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and develop targeted RNA degradation tools and related technologies. We are committed to each individual’s development to achieve their short term and long-term career goals. Successful candidates will have a proven track record of publishing in high impact journals, experience in nucleic acids, medicinal chemistry, or chemical biology, and can work successfully as part of an interdisciplinary team. Expertise in RNA-seq data analysis is also highly desirable. Applicants should send their CV and three letters of reference to Prof. Matthew Disney at [email protected].


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=671903
Employer: Scripps Research Institute
Location: Jupiter, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 10th, 2019
Scripps Research InstituteJupiter, FLPhDALSJan 10, 2019
Professor, Neuroimmunology

Professor, Neuroimmunology

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Description:

Applications are invited for a position at the level of FULL PROFESSOR. The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior is ranked as one of the top neuroscience departments in the country and engages in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of neurobiology. We seek outstanding candidates whose research addresses neuroimmunology with application to human neurological disease using multiple approaches including model systems. Areas may include neuroinflammatory responses due to viral infection of the CNS, the role of the immune system in demyelinating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, or in other neurodegenerative diseases. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and have an international reputation with an impactful, collaborative and well-funded research program. Desire to contribute to both teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate level and participate in leadership and mentoring at UCI and within their field is required. Please submit by January 31, 2019, curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three potential referees. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials. For application instructions, please go to the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Professor section at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05003. Information on the department is available at http://neurobiology.uci.edu.


Link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05003
Employer: University of California
Location: Irvine, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 4th, 2019
Applications close: January 31st, 2019
University of CaliforniaIrvine, CAPhD or MDNDGJan 04, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hu Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hu Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fenghua Hu at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY,USA) to study molecular and cellular mechanisms of fronototemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Candidates with strong research experience in molecular/cellular biology, immunology or neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Please visit https://hu.wicmb.cornell.edu for more details.  If interested,  please send CV and three letters of reference to [email protected].


Link: https://hu.wicmb.cornell.edu
Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: December 21st, 2018
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NYPhDALS, FTDDec 21, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology and Anatomy

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology and Anatomy

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Description:

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of brain aging or neurodegenerative diseases. We encourage applications from candidates who employ novel approaches to explore areas at the level of cellular and molecular mechanisms and/or neural circuits in vivo. Applications at both junior and senior levels will be considered, with rank dependent on experience and qualifications.  We are located within the Texas Medical Center and its very rich and collaborative neuroscience community including Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University and the University of Houston.


Individuals will be expected to develop a strong, independent research program and contribute to our departmental teaching mission.  Interested applicants should submit electronically their curriculum vitae, a statement of their research and teaching interests, and the names of three references through our online application system at http://p.rfer.us/UTHoV_3K3. Applications should be submitted by January 7, 2019. The search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


Link: http://p.rfer.us/UTHoV_3K3
Employer: University of Texas
Location: Houston, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 18th, 2018
University of TexasHouston, TXPhD or MD/PhDNDGDec 18, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Xia Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Xia Lab

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Description:

A research lab with emphasis on functional genetics is recruiting postdoctoral fellows to study neurodegenerative diseases using genetically engineered rats as relevant models for ALS, frontotemporal dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Candidates who have received training on molecular biology, mouse genetics, or human genetics are invited to apply. The laboratory is located in the new research building at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Interested persons are invited to email application to Dr. Xugang Xia at [email protected]


 


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11779304/postdoctoral-positions-available-in-a-genetics-lab-in-orlando
Employer: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: December 11th, 2018
University of Central FloridaOrlando, FLPhDALS, FTDDec 11, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mentis and Shneider Labs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mentis and Shneider Labs

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Description:

The laboratory of Dr. George Mentis (www.mentislab.org) in the Motor Neuron Center (MNC) at Columbia University is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to study the physiological mechanisms that contribute to selective motor neuron dysfunction and degeneration in mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In collaboration with Dr. Neil Shneider in the MNC, the postdoctoral fellow will focus on novel as well as established models of familial ALS to characterize disease-relevant changes in motor neuron behavior that are common to various forms of ALS.


We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in neuroscience and expertise in physiological assays (patch clamp, optogenetics), morphological methods, and confocal microscopy. Candidates with a PhD in Neuroscience or Physiology are strongly encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates should email a cover letter indicating their research interests and experience, a CV and contact details to Dr. George Mentis ([email protected]).


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=668721
Employer: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: December 7th, 2018
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYPhDALSDec 07, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurological Therapeutics

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurological Therapeutics

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Description:

The RWJMS Institute for Neurological Therapeutics (RINT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to develop an innovative and interdisciplinary translational research program in neurological therapeutics for neurodegenerative disorders.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D., MD or MD /Ph.D., have at least 3 years of postdoctoral training in a relevant discipline, and a strong record of scholarly achievement. Priority will be given to outstanding applicants whose research focuses on translational research in Neurotherapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the training of postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, and maintain a productive extramurally funded research program.


Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans, and the contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of reference to:


Lauren Kelly

Executive Assistant to the Director

RWJMS Institute for Neurological Therapeutics

[email protected]


Link: https://careers.aan.com/job/neurological-therapeutics-faculty/45425533/
Employer: Rutgers University
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD or MD /PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 6th, 2018
Rutgers UniversityPiscataway, NJPhD, MD or MD /PhDNDGDec 06, 2018

Industry

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
Research Scientist, Neuroscience

Research Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Neuroscience (NS) Department at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland, is seeking a Scientist with Molecular and Cell Biology skills to join a lab focusing on neuroscience. The specific focus of the team is to modulate neuroinflammation to ameliorate or halt pathology in neurodegenerative diseases.


As part of a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative team, you will independently plan, execute and analyse experiments and interpret data aiming at the discovery of new therapeutic targets and drug leads. The group is using complex primary cell culture models, but also establishing cellular high and medium throughput assays to assess therapeutic efficacy of antisense oligonucleotides, antibodies or low molecular weight compounds under relevant physiological conditions.

On top of a solid neurobiological background, good knowledge of and experience with immunological methods would be an asset.


You will present data in meetings within the department and contribute to writing of research documents and publications. Furthermore, you will interact with multiple groups within our department as well as with other groups and external colleagues and have the opportunity to represent the lab in project team meetings.


Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=13617&siteid=5260&jobId=2604792&codes=LIIN-W#jobDetails=2604792_5260
Employer: Novartis
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 23rd, 2019
NovartisBasel, SwitzerlandPhDNDGJan 23, 2019
Research Scientist, Systems Chemical Biology

Research Scientist, Systems Chemical Biology

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Description:

The systems chemical biologist will work as an integral part of the target identification team, which uses large-scale forward and reverse genetic approaches to reveal the cellular targets of compounds discovered from phenotypic screens. The position reports to the target identification team lead, and will interact across all Yumanity’s core platforms, including chemistry, yeast screening, and mammalian validation. The successful candidate will become a key individual contributor in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment. They will demonstrate a respect for others and be highly effective in a team.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1008361926/
Employer: Yumanity Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 16th, 2019
Yumanity TherapeuticsCambridge, MAPhDNDGJan 16, 2019
Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

An opportunity exists for a leading candidate with a strong scientific background in neuroscience and a track record of success in drug discovery to contribute to Astex’s expanding drug discovery portfolio in CNS and oncology. The successful candidate will be highly-motivated with demonstrated technical ability and the capacity to think independently and creatively. They should be an excellent communicator, able to interact with both internal multi-disciplinary project teams and external experts in the field. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your in-depth knowledge of neuroscience to drug discovery and to drive future success and innovation in neurodegeneration projects at Astex. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter quoting the job reference: SN/1018 to [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=672821
Employer: Astex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge, England
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 16th, 2019
Astex PharmaceuticalsCambridge, EnglandPhDNDGJan 16, 2019
Director, Biology Discovery

Director, Biology Discovery

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Description:

In anticipation of the Company’s growth plans, Denali Therapeutics is seeking to recruit a Director focusing on drug discovery research in neurodegenerative diseases. Reporting to the Head of Biology, this individual will be responsible for contributing to the scientific strategy, management of research programs and directing targeted discovery and validation activities in our cellular homeostasis group.


Link: https://www.denalitherapeutics.com/job?id=1458938
Employer: Denali Therapeutics
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 10th, 2019
Denali TherapeuticsSan Francisco, CAPhDALSJan 10, 2019
Pathway Leader, Glial Biology

Pathway Leader, Glial Biology

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Description:

In anticipation of the Company’s growth plans, Denali Therapeutics is seeking to recruit a Scientist / Pathway Leader. The Scientist will be responsible for discovery research focused in glial biology for neurodegenerative disorders and is expected to lead a team in Discovery Biology and make scientific laboratory based contributions to achieve research milestones. The position will be well integrated into a project team working closely with team members with broad drug development expertise. An ideal candidate has high energy, is independently motivated, clear communication skills, and a dedication to investigating molecular mechanisms of the biology underlying neurodegenerative disease.


Link: https://www.denalitherapeutics.com/job?id=1336086
Employer: Denali Therapeutics
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: January 10th, 2019
Denali TherapeuticsSan Francisco, CAPhDNDGJan 10, 2019
Vice President, Biology

Vice President, Biology

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Description:

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology research, we’re developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. We take a purpose-driven approach by leveraging our unique muscle biology expertise to engineer compounds with specific characteristics aimed at treating diseases that impact muscle function, like heart failure, HCM, ALS and SMA.


Reporting to the SVP of Research & NCD, the VP Discovery Biology is responsible for leading and managing the core biology teams at Cytokinetics including in vitro and in vivo biology. These teams are responsible for the full spectrum of target biology identification, and target protein identification and validation. In addition, these teams are responsible for understanding drug mechanism of action and in working with other teams at the company, including drug discovery and clinical development to integrate basic biological knowledge into the broader efforts of the company.


Link: https://cytokinetics.com/company/careers/job-opportunities/
Employer: Cytokinetics
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: December 14th, 2018
CytokineticsSan Francisco, CAPhD or MD/PhDALSDec 14, 2018
Research Scientist, CRISPR, Neuroscience

Research Scientist, CRISPR, Neuroscience

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Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the early target discovery group in the Neuroscience department. The scientist will focus on utilizing human pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons to aid in target discovery and validation in the areas of neurodegeneration and psychiatry.


Responsibilities:

• Develop hPSC models and relevant phenotypic cell-based and biochemical assays to study neurodegenerative, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric disorders

• Employ CRISPR technology to generate reporter cell lines and perform KO studies and CRISPR screens in hPSC-derived neurons

• Analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific data


Link: https://www.novartis.com/careers/career-search/job-details/250879BR
Employer: Novartis
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 13th, 2018
NovartisCambridge, MABS or MSNDGDec 13, 2018

Non-Profit and Government

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
Vice President, Research

Vice President, Research

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Description:

The Vice President, Research, will lead the world’s largest philanthropic research program for ALS with integrity and accountability. The incumbent will be an international leader in the ALS research community, advocating for impactful research and for people with ALS. The Vice President, Research ensure a broad portfolio of research activity, including concept development, application solicitation, review, and scientific oversight of award activity, closeout and evaluation, advances the understanding of ALS and improves the lives of people living with ALS and families and caregivers. The Vice president will also shepherd the development of ALS science around the world though workforce and infrastructure investments, collaborations and partnerships, and convening the ALS research community as needed.


In addition, the Vice President, Research will cultivate the trust and confidence of national staff, chapters and other partners to establish effective relationships and communications. In collaboration with other Association staff, the Vice President will serve as a key interface between the ALS Association and other funders, industry, academia, service providers, people with ALS and their caregivers. Vice President, Research will also lead or support collaborations and efforts to enhance regulation, policy and investment to expand ALS research and make it more responsive to the needs of the ALS community.


The Vice President, Research reports to the Executive Vice President, Mission Strategy and will collaborate closely with colleagues in the research, development, finance and other mission departments. The position will be based in the Washington DC office of The ALS Association and will involve travel to other Association offices, its chapters, scientific meetings and other events as determined by business needs.


Link: http://www.alsa.org/about-us/careers/jobs.html
Employer: ALS Association
Location: Washington, DC
Sector: Non-profit
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: January 15th, 2019
ALS AssociationWashington, DCPhD or MDALSJan 15, 2019