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! Junior or Senior Group Leader

Junior or Senior Group Leader

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Description:

The Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences (GIN), an outstanding research center devoted to understanding brain functions and the development of innovative clinical therapies for neurological, neuromuscular and psychiatric disorders, is welcoming applications for positions as junior and senior group leaders in basic and/or clinical research.


The GIN has more than 6.000 m2 dedicated to research in Neuroscience in close proximity to many high level research centers, offering a unique opportunity for the development of trans-disciplinary projects. Eleven research teams host 240 researchers, clinicians, students and technicians. The GIN is equipped with state-of-the-art technology platforms such as MRI, EEG, TMS, a photonic imaging center (PIC-GIN), and electron microscopy providing the necessary resources for high standard and innovative research.


Research at the GIN spans from brain development to adult brain plasticity, from the molecular to the most integrated levels, using cell lines, animal models and clinical trials. Currently studied pathologies of the adult nervous system include Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, epilepsy, vascular disorders, mood and anxiety disorders.


For further information visit: http://neurosciences.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/


The GIN is a founfing member of the project GREEN (GREnoble Excellence in Neurodegeneration – https://green.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr), a center of excellence in the field of neurodegenerative disorders (COEN).


The candidates are expected to develop an independent and high quality research program within the Institute.


Junior positions: the Institute is offering a start-up package and laboratory space for up to 6 persons. Candidates should hold a PhD and/or an MD degree, have strong postdoctoral experience and meet criteria to obtain national (ANR, Atip-Avenir, FRM Amorçage, etc.) and international funding, and a French research institutional position (Inserm, CNRS).


Senior positions: the Institute is offering a start up package and laboratory space for up to 12 persons. Candidates should have previous experience as principal investigator of research projects with national and/or international funding, and hold a French institutional research position (Hospital, University, Inserm, CNRS).


Applications (in English) should be sent before December 1st, 2017 to gin-direction@ujf-grenoble.fr. A single pdf file should include a curriculum vitae with the list of publications, names and addresses of three references (3 pages max), a brief description of research accomplishments and research plans for the next 5 years (5 pages max).


Junior positions: Candidates should hold a PhD and/or an MD degree, have strong postdoctoral experience and meet criteria to obtain national (ANR, Atip-Avenir, FRM Amorçage, etc.) and international funding, and a French research institutional position (Inserm, CNRS).


Senior positions: Candidates should have previous experience as principal investigator of research projects with national and/or international funding, and hold a French institutional research position (Hospital, University, Inserm, CNRS).


Link: http://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/10278726/call-for-junior-and-senior-leaders
Employer: Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences
Location: Grenoble, France
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 15th, 2017
Grenoble Institute of NeurosciencesGrenoble, FrancePhD and/or MDNDGSep 15, 2017
NEW! Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders

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Description:

The University of Maryland Department of Neurology is seeking a senior level physician scientist with expertise in dementia and neurodegeneration to serve as the Director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders. Specifically, the Department is seeking an investigator with a strong history of external funding whose work focuses on the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Huntington’s disease (HD), Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD), or hereditary ataxias (HA).

S/he should have expertise in molecular genetics including whole genome or whole exome screening, SNP or CGA array analysis as a means to identify novel genes that are causative for neurodegenerative disorders in human patients or to screen modifier loci associated with phenotypic variability.

The selected candidate should be clinically trained in cognitive neurology or a related discipline and should be willing to see patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia in the outpatient neurology setting.


For complete details or to apply, contact Lexi Cejka at Lexi.Cejka@grantcooper.com.


Link: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/10275358/director-of-center-for-neurodegenerative-disorders-neurology
Employer: University of Maryland
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2017
University of MarylandBaltimore, MarylandMDNDGSep 14, 2017
NEW! Assistant Director, Aging Brain Initiative

Assistant Director, Aging Brain Initiative

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Description:

The Aging Brain Initiative, led by Picower Institute Director Li-Huei Tsai, is an MIT–wide effort to understand dementia—why it begins and progresses and how we can stop it. This effort distinguishes itself by focusing on Alzheimer’s disease as a whole-systems failure, and not the result of a single flawed component. The initiative is looking at the interactions of brain circuits with whole systems throughout the brain. MIT’s strength in computer science and engineering as well as in bioscience and neuroscience will be brought to bear on this critical contemporary human problem.


The Assistant Director will work with the Director and founding members to build this Initiative into a world-class enterprise. Specifically, s/he will assist the Director in developing its vision, strategy, operations, communications, outreach, and fundraising activities.


Strategic Planning and Operations


•To collaborate with the director to develop and shepherd the vision of the Initiative: support Principal Investigators’ (PIs) processes in defining and developing the scientific, educational and translational vision for the Initiative, and implementation in collaboration with the Director and Initiative PIs.

•Direct and implement effective strategic planning efforts for resource allocation, operational structures, and procedures to accomplish the research goals established by the Director. Work with PIs on individual research programs as well as Initiative-wide activities. Facilitate research collaborations among PIs.

•Monitor and evaluate Aging Brain Initiative processes. Oversee and produce timely deliverables and accurate data reporting on progress and new strategic directions.

•Prepare reports, presentations, outreach documents, grants and fundraising proposals for distribution to donors, foundations, scientists, and others. Coordinate communication efforts.

•Organize internal and external scientific meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events, and supervise their execution. Help set agendas for effective internal team meetings and then follow-up on action items to insure execution.

•Partner with the Director of Development to identify strategic fundraising priorities and secure funding.

•Monitor finances: help oversee and track budget projections with the Director; provide day-to-day financial reporting mechanisms in coordination with the Picower Institute Headquarters staff.

•Perform other responsibilities as necessitated by the position or as assigned by the Director.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/462877/assistant-director-aging-brain-initiative/
Employer: MIT
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 13th, 2017
Applications close: October 25th, 2017
MITCambridge, MAPhDNDGSep 13, 2017
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Fitzpatrick Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Fitzpatrick Lab

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Description:

The Fitzpatrick lab, a member of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University in the City of New York (https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/), has openings for four postdoctoral scientists opportunities.


Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house up to sixty laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers from trauma or disease.


In our lab, we leverage the latest developments in cryo-electron microscopy with complementary biophysical techniques (proteomics, light-microscopy, microfluidics) to explore the molecular basis of neurodegeneration (e.g. PNAS 110, 5468-5473 and Nature 547, 185-190). To this end, we determine the structure and function of protein complexes, purified directly from postmortem brain tissue, that are implicated in a range of neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, we will visualize the behavior of these complexes within the cellular context using light-microscopy and cryo-electron tomography.


We are looking for outstanding scientists who have a strong background in biophysics, biochemistry or neuroscience, and are highly motivated to learn single-particle cryo- EM. Prior experience with single-particle cryo-EM or X-ray crystallography is considered an advantage, but is not essential.


If you’re interested in joining our lab, please send your CV with a brief description of your current research, as well as 2-3 contacts for references, to awf2130@columbia.edu before the 18th of September, 2017.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/462922/postdoctoral-research-scientist/
Employer: Columbia University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 13th, 2017
Columbia UniversityNew York, NYPhDNDGSep 13, 2017
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Hu Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hu Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral position is available at Cornell University to study lysosomal dysfunction and neurodegeneration in ALS and FTLD. Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in cell biology or mouse genetics and an interest in neurodegenerative diseases are encouraged to apply. Please visit http://hu.wicmb.cornell.edu/ for more details and send your CV and 3 letters of references.


Link: http://hu.wicmb.cornell.edu
Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: September 12th, 2017
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NYPhDALS, FTDSep 12, 2017
NEW! Assistant Professor, Mechanisms of Neurological Disease

Assistant Professor, Mechanisms of Neurological Disease

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Description:

The Department of Cell Biology at Emory University School of Medicine seeks outstanding applicants to fill a tenure-path faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Neurological Disease, including Neurodevelopmental Disorders or Neurodegeneration.


Applications will be considered in a rolling review and should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future goals (maximum limit 2 pages), a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and the names and contact information for three references. Final deadline for applications is December 1, 2017, Applications received after this date may not be considered.


Additional questions should be emailed under the subject header “Cell Biology Faculty Search” to Ms. Luzene Hill (caroline.luzene.hill@emory.edu).


Link: http://emory.jobs/atlanta-ga/assistant-professor-position-in-mechanisms-of-neurological-disease/EFDB9955EF6A4A9597EC0C798CA1E344/job/
Employer: Emory University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 9th, 2017
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GeorgiaPhDNDGSep 09, 2017
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Systems Neurobiology

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Systems Neurobiology

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Description:

Linköping University is one of Sweden’s six large universities, currently enrolling 27,000 students. The Centre for Systems Neurobiology involves some 50 independent research groups, from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, as well as the University Hospital.


The Centre for Systems Neurobiology is now seeking Postdoctoral Fellows (2+2 years) within several neuroscience research areas: Addiction, Animal Behavior, Electrophysiology and Circuits, Neuroimaging, Neurodegeneration, Neuroendocrinology, Neurodevelopment, Pain, Psychiatry, and Sensory Systems. Applications will be reviewed continuously. For full consideration please apply as soon as possible.


For more details regarding the Centre, the different research labs involved in the programme, and to submit a letter-of-intent please go to: https://liu.se/en/research/center-for-systems-neurobiology .


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/623879-postdoctoral-fellows
Employer: Linköping University
Location: Linköping, Sweden
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 8th, 2017
Applications close: October 27th, 2017
Linköping UniversityLinköping, SwedenPhDNDGSep 08, 2017
NEW! Postdoctoral Fellow, Guo Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Guo Lab

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Description:

Postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Junjie Guo’s lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine. The Guo lab studies questions at the intersection between RNA biology and neuroscience. Currently, we are interested in the roles of mRNA and noncoding RNA structures in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases, taking a combination of computational, biochemical, genetic, and genomic approaches. Our lab is situated within the dynamic and collaborative RNA biology and neuroscience communities at Yale that includes the Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine, the Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR), and the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale.


Start date is flexible. Candidates should have received a doctoral degree no more than 2 years before the start date. Researchers with strong interest in RNA biology and neuroscience, regardless of their training background, are welcome to apply. Expertise in any of the following areas is desirable though not required:


*Mouse/fly genetics

*Stem cell biology

*Experimental models of neurodevelopment or neurodegeneration

*High-throughput sequencing

*Advanced imaging techniques

*For more information, please visit www.guo-lab.com or contact by email.


Please let us know if you will attend the Society for Neuroscience meeting.


Please email your application to junjie.guo@yale.edu, including:


*A cover letter describing your past training, research interests and career goals

*A detailed CV

*Contact information of referees


Link: http://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/10253064/postdoc-in-neuronal-rna-biology
Employer: Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 8th, 2017
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CTPhDNDGSep 08, 2017
NEW! Graduate Studentship, Kadener Lab

Graduate Studentship, Kadener Lab

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Description:

We are looking for a highly motivated student to investigate the contribution and role of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. The student will join the Kadener lab in Jerusalem, a multidisciplinary team studying the role of circRNAs in physiology and disease in Drosophila. The position is part of circTrain (https://circtrain.eu/) an EU-funded International Training Network (ITN) that focuses on different aspects of circRNA biology.


Our studies range from mechanistic biochemical and molecular characterization to neurobiology and behavioral assessment, including genomic, computational and system- level approaches.

Previous experience in molecular biology, Drosophila genetics or neurobiology is advisable but not required. Relevant publications from our lab in the field include: Pamudurti et al. Mol. Cell 2017; Rybak-Wolf et al. Mol Cell 2015; Ashwall-Fluss et al. Mol. Cell 2014


The position is available immediately and for 3 years and for performing the project #11 described in https://circrtrain.eu/?page_id=82


If interested, please email skadener@gmail.com with a cover letter and CV.


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/623667-one-phd-position-to-study-circrnas-and-neurodegeneration-in-the-context-of-a-marie-curie-itn-network-at-the-hebrew-university
Employer: Hebrew University
Location: Jerusalem, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 7th, 2017
Hebrew UniversityJerusalem, ILBSNDGSep 07, 2017
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

Applications are invited for a position at the level of tenure-track Assistant 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. The Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders is home to one of 31 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. We seek outstanding candidates whose research addresses the molecular neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Preference will be given to applicants whose research integrates cutting edge neuroscientific techniques using human and animal tissue.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, seek to establish a vigorous and highly competitive research program, and to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Please submit by October 24th, 2017, 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 Assistant Professor section at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04238.


Link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04238
Employer: University of California
Location: Irvine, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 6th, 2017
University of CaliforniaIrvine, CAPhD or MDNDGSep 06, 2017
Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology

Assistant Professor, Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology

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Description:

The Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University, invites applications from investigators using zebrafish as a model organism for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and cohesive zebrafish community at The Ohio State University. The department has complementing strengths in motor neuron disorders, neuromuscular biology, RNA biology and epigenetics. There is also a college-wide program to enhance research in neurodegenerative diseases. Research programs that are in neurodegeneration or complement department strengths are particularly encouraged.


Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however those received by November 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Jessica Berner at jessica.berner@osumc.edu.


Link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9651
Employer: Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 5th, 2017
Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OHPhDNDGSep 05, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Buchan Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Buchan Lab

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Description:

A position is available in the Buchan lab to study cytoplasmic mRNA biology. We are particularly interested in the assembly, disassembly and function of stress granules and P-bodies, which are cytoplasmic mRNA-protein (mRNP) assemblies that are implicated in regulation of mRNA translation, storage and decay. Recent evidence also suggests important roles for these mRNP bodies in viral defense, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A related focus is on the role of vesicular trafficking pathways in mediating clearance of P-bodies, stress granules and aggregates of proteins implicated in neurodegenerative disease such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


To apply, please submit an online application to job posting P20426 at www.uacareers.com, Please include a brief cover-letter stating your interest in the position and career goals, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references within your application. Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/461852/postdoctoral-research-associate/
Employer: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 5th, 2017
University of ArizonaTucson, AZPhDALSSep 05, 2017
Research Scientist, ALS

Research Scientist, ALS

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Description:

Under general direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), leadership investigators, and project manager, the incumbent will undertake project activities under a CIRM award developing an embryonic stem cell-based therapy to treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), making innovative and significant independent contributions pertaining to achievement of project milestones.


The incumbent must coordinate specific project activities and individuals across multiple functional areas and organizations, including management of routine cell culture, cell biology and molecular techniques, as well as, development and qualification of new clinically translatable analytical methods for characterizing identity and functional activity of pluripotent stem cells and neural lineage cells.


The incumbent will also perform data analysis on mRNA sequencing data and build a database of sequenced cells to support in vivo and in vitro characterization activities and identify potential markers of safety, efficacy and/or disease progression. Additional responsibilities include independent and collaborative organization, outline, evaluation and preparation of scientific data, results, methods, and conclusions in formal and informal formats including presentations, research manuscripts, funding initiatives, and regulatory submissions; and other tasks as required by project investigators.


Link: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/10229189
Employer: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 31st, 2017
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAPhDALSAug 31, 2017
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) (http://research.vtc.vt.edu) is recruiting several faculty in cellular and molecular neurobiology at the assistant professor level. The faculty will be recruited into two new centers (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/centers/) within the institute – the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center and the Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center. The faculty members will have tenure track appointments in an appropriate department and college at Virginia Tech.


The VTCRI Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center: Successful applicants should have established or have the potential for establishing an innovative research program that has received or is likely to receive extramural funding. One position is for a neurobiologist studying mechanisms underlying brain development and the other is for a neurobiologist or neuro-immunologist studying aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or brain injury. Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Dr. Michael Fox (mafox1@vtc.vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and director of the Center or to Dr. Michael Friedlander (friedlan@vtc.vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and executive director of the VTCRI.


The VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center: Successful applicants should have established or have the potential for establishing an innovative research program in glial biology that has received or is likely to receive extramural funding. Areas of particular interest include glial-neuronal and glia-vascular interactions, role of glia in brain development, synaptogenesis, myelination and/or the role of glia in disease. Questions regarding these positions should be directed to Dr. Harald Sontheimer (sontheimer@vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and director of the Center or to Dr. Michael Friedlander (friedlan@vtc.vt.edu), co-chair of the search committee and executive director of the VTCRI.


Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Initial interviews are expected to begin in October, 2017. To apply, please submit your application including curriculum vitae, detailed statement of research accomplishments and interests and teaching/mentoring philosophy at www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #TR0170108 or http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79399. Have at least three references post their letters of support to the same site.


Link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79399
Employer: Virginia Tech
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 30th, 2017
Virginia TechBlacksburg, VAPhDNDGAug 30, 2017
Physician-Scientist (Faculty)

Physician-Scientist (Faculty)

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Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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.


CTM was established in 2012 and houses twelve (12) independent research labs with stat-of-the-art facilities in a new open-concept research building. The Center currently has multi-disciplinary research interests in gene and stem cell therapy, cardiac and neuronal signaling, heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease and mitochondrial pathobiology with research cores supporting imaging, gene therapy/vectors, bioenergetics, and surgery/physiology. This position will complement and synergize with ongoing basic, translational and clinical research programs in the CTM and across Temple’s Medical campus.


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.


Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita with complete contact information, and letters of interest to the address below. Contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.


Walter J. Koch, PhD, William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor and Chair, Pharmacology, and Professor and Director, Center for Translational Medicine; C/O Debbie Hinnerschitz, DASPR, Physician Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140


Email: debbie.hinnerschitz@tuhs.temple.edu.

Phone: 215-707-4419

Fax: 215-707-9452


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/622781-tenure-track-faculty-physician-scientist-for-translational-medical-research-in-neurodegeneration
Employer: Temple University
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 28th, 2017
Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, PAMD or MD/PhDALSAug 28, 2017
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Description:

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., invites applications for two new tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level.


Candidates must hold a PhD, PharmD and/or MD degree and will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program and participate in our graduate, medical and/or dental teaching programs. Preference will be given to applicants with extramural funding and research interests using molecular and cellular approaches to identify new genes, targets, and treatments for dementia, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke or traumatic brain/spinal cord injury.


Successful candidates may qualify for membership and research space in an emerging Neuroscience Institute that will occupy a new research building beginning in August 2017. Serious consideration will also be given to outstanding applicants in other areas that complement the department’s current research efforts in cardiovascular, cell signaling, renal and cancer drug development.


The salaries for both positions are fully funded and will come with a competitive start-up package. The department has core facilities for mass spec, histology, confocal and ultrasound imaging and access to an institutional cutting-edge genomics facility.


Review of applications will begin in July 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. Send Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three references to:


Chair of the Search Committee

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2500 N. State St.

Jackson, MS 39216-4505

EOE, M/F/D/V


Link: https://www.umc.edu/som/Departments%20and%20Offices/SOM%20Departments/Pharmacology%20and%20Toxicology/About%20Us/Employment%20Opportunities.html
Employer: University of Mississippi
Location: Jackson, MS
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, PharmD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 22nd, 2017
Applications close: October 21st, 2017
University of MississippiJackson, MSPhD, PharmD and/or MDNDGAug 22, 2017
Graduate Studentship

Graduate Studentship

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Description:

The project will focus on the composition and biological impact of protein aggregates in ALS throughout the evolution of the disease and among the different types of the disease (e.g. C9ORF72-related ALS). To identify steps of different types of protein aggregate maturation human brain samples will be analyzed biochemically and neuropathologically. The biological effects (e.g. on nucleocytoplasmic transport) and toxicity of the aggregates will be tested in cell culture systems of human-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCS).


With these observations, we want to improve the knowledge about protein aggregates in ALS and their biological effects and to identify novel targets for disease treatment.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/460617/phd-student-for-experimental-neuropathology-and-cell-biology-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-/
Employer: KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 22nd, 2017
KU LeuvenLeuven, BelgiumBA or BSALSAug 22, 2017
PI, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

PI, Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery

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SOUTHERN RESEARCH is seeking an outstanding scientist to join the faculty of the Chemistry Department in the Drug Discovery Division. We are particularly interested in attracting a scientist with an established research program with excellent translational potential toward the identification of novel therapeutic agents. Chemists with a strong desire to collaborate with biochemists, microbiologists, and our high-throughput screening center, especially in the areas of oncology, anti-infectives, or CNS and neurodegenerative diseases, are particularly encouraged to apply.


To be considered, applicants must: 1) possess a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry, and 2) have an externally funded grant-based research program. This position is equivalent in rank to an Associate or Full Professor in an academic institution. Competitive start-up funds will be provided. Applications should include curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page description of prior research experience, and a description of future research goals.


Link: https://joblink.alabama.gov/ada/r/jobs/2261313
Employer: Southern Research
Location: Birmingham, AL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 22nd, 2017
Southern ResearchBirmingham, ALPhDNDGAug 22, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sun Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sun Lab

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Description:

Postdoctoral opportunities are available in Dr. Shuying Sun’s laboratory at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The lab will explore the fascinating frontiers of RNA metabolism dysfunction and RNA-targeting therapy in neurodegenerative diseases by combining molecular and cellular approaches, genome editing, proteomic, genomic and screening platforms.


The nervous system has extremely complex RNA processing regulation and dysfunction of RNA metabolism has emerged to play crucial roles in multiple neurological diseases. Mutations and pathologies of several RNA-binding proteins are found to be associated with neurodegeneration in both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). An alternative RNA-mediated toxicity arises from microsatellite repeat instability in the human genome. The expanded repeat-containing RNAs could potentially induce neuron toxicity by disrupting protein and RNA homeostasis through various mechanisms.


The Sun lab is interested in deciphering the molecular mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and seeks to translate the mechanistic findings to therapeutic target development to advance treatment options against neurodegenerative diseases. We are looking for highly motivated postdoc fellows with solid PhD training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. Experiences with RNA biology, neuroscience or bioinformatics are preferred but not limited to. You will join a strong and highly interactive science community at Johns Hopkins. Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (with statement of research interest and career goals), CV and the contact information for three references to Dr. Shuying Sun at shuying.sun@jhmi.edu. Please visit our lab website at http://labs.pathology.jhu.edu/sun/ for additional information.


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/611781-postdoctoral-position-on-rna-biology-and-neurodegenerative-disease
Employer: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: August 17th, 2017
Applications close: October 16th, 2017
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDPhDALS, FTDAug 17, 2017
Research Technician

Research Technician

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We are looking for individuals interested in a career in medicine to join our productive clinical research team for a 1-year term limited position (possible extension 1-3 years depending on funding).


Our group focuses on the causes and risk factors of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) while also running an active clinical trial program. Individuals that are highly motivated, independent, and work well under pressure are encouraged to apply. Individuals are expected to gain outstanding experience in clinical research including patient interaction, the use of epidemiologic surveys in clinical trials, clinical trial outcomes measures, and clinical trial coordination. Individuals will receive mentoring from 2 medical doctors and an RN involved in the ALS clinic, as well as supervision from a researcher in a medical laboratory. This person will work as part of a dynamic team of clinical and basic scientists.


The core duties of this position are to collect and enter epidemiologic data from research participants, schedule study activities, participate in clinical trial activities, label and collect blood samples from patients.


Please note: In the event that the appointment is not extended, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.


A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest(s) in the position and how this position will help you achieve your long-term career/education goals. Please include 3 references in your cover letter. Applications not meeting the above will not be considered.


Link: http://umich.jobs/ann-arbor-mi/research-laboratory-tech-assoc/A724D18841064885ABF178C203A92FC3/job/?utm_campaign=Michigan%20State%20Job%20Bank&vs=151&utm_medium=NLX&utm_source=Michigan%20State%20Job%20Bank-DE
Employer: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 12th, 2017
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MIBA or BSALSAug 12, 2017
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

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The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is seeking applications for outstanding candidates for tenure track positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor ranks in the field of Neuroscience. We seek candidates with a record of innovative basic and/or translational Neuroscience research including fundamental questions in cellular and systems neuroscience. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:


*Adult onset neurodegeneration, with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Prion diseases

*Neurobiology of white matter disorders

*Biology of acute and chronic neuroinflammation

*Biology and modeling of neuro-injuries

*Role of lipids and membrane processes in homeostasis and cell signaling in the brain


Applicants must be a Ph.D., M.D., or MD/Ph.D. with a strong publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals, and potential for extramural funding at the Assistant Professor rank or current extramural funding at the Associate rank.


To apply, please submit online your package including a CV, research and teaching statements, the names and email addresses of three references at:


https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=83516


The deadline for full consideration is October 31st, 2017, but applicants will be considered until the positions are filled.


Link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=83516
Employer: University of Illinois
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD or PhD/MD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 10th, 2017
Applications close: October 31st, 2017
University of IllinoisChicago, ILPhD, MD or PhD/MDALSAug 10, 2017
Director, Waisman Center

Director, Waisman Center

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Description:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. The Center is one of 14 national Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers and also encompasses a federally funded University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Waisman Center provides an interdisciplinary research environment for over 50 faculty representing 20 academic departments of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and approximately 600 faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The Waisman Center clinics and support programs serve more than 4,000 people with developmental disabilities a year.


The Director provides scientific and administrative leadership in basic and applied research in the behavioral and biomedical sciences. The Director serves as Principal Investigator for the NIH IDDRC award and is responsible for all aspects of program leadership and management including proposal writing, reporting, compliance, developing an effective management structure and regular communication with NIH leadership.


Minimum of a Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral degree in a field relevant to developmental disabilities. Candidate must be eligible for tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Waisman Director will have a concurrent faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department.


Please see full position listing and application instructions at: http://go.wisc.edu/i8dq3v.


Or contact Kelly Marks at Kelly.marks@wisc.edu or 608-262-5802.


Link: http://go.wisc.edu/i8dq3v
Employer: University of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, WI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 8th, 2017
Applications close: October 7th, 2017
University of WisconsinMadison, WIPhD or MDNDGAug 08, 2017
Group Leader, Neurogenomics

Group Leader, Neurogenomics

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Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified scientists wishing to develop their scientific research career as Group Leader, Neurogenomics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia.


The Garvan Institute is seeking top-quality researchers with experience in genetics and genomics to develop independent research laboratories within the Neuroscience Division in the following areas:


*Molecular neuroscience to study brain development and brain function

*Genomic approaches to study neuroplasticity in any system

*Genetic and genomic approaches to study neurological diseases and neurodegenerative diseases


Contract Term: The appointment will be for a period of five (5) years with the possibility of extension for an additional four (4) years.


Commencement Date: Anticipated commencement is early 2018 or as otherwise agreed.


How do I apply?

To apply, please send a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and a concise statement summarising your research interests (current and future) to Dr Marie Dziadek, Garvan Chief Scientific Officer (m.dziadek@garvan.org.au). A Position Description can be obtained from Dr Dziadek. Applications will be accepted until midnight 6 September 2017 Australian Eastern Standard Time.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/621279-embl-australia-group-leaders-in-audio-and-neuro-genomics
Employer: EMBL Australia
Location: Sydney, Australia
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 7th, 2017
Applications close: September 6th, 2017
EMBL AustraliaSydney, AustraliaPhDNDGAug 07, 2017
Research Associate, Gao Lab

Research Associate, Gao Lab

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A Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr. Fen-Biao Gao at the Department of Neurology is available to help study frontotemporal dementia using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Candidates with substantial research experiences in molecular biology (such as western blot, cloning etc.) and cell biology (such as stem cell culture and differentiation, or mammalian cell cultures in general) are encouraged to apply. Candidates with PhD or MD degrees will be considered as well.


Link: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/29478/research-associate-i/job?%3Fmode=apply&iis=SOURCE&iisn=SOURCENAME&mobile=false&width=920&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: August 7th, 2017
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MABSFTDAug 07, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

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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.


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: August 1st, 2017
Applications close: September 30th, 2017
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDAug 01, 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.


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.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/458343/chair-department-of-neuroscience/
Employer: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Location: Farmington, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 28th, 2017
University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmington, CTPhD or MD/PhDNDGJul 28, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow, Talbot Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Talbot Lab

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Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurodegeneration in the Oxford Motor Neuron Disease Centre based in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Working with Professor Kevin Talbot your research will investigate the mechanisms of motor neuron disease in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis using a novel BAC transgenic mouse, based on a mutation in TDP-43. Specifically, we will characterise the contributions of motor neuron-specific and non-cell autonomous effects of mutant TDP 43 on disease onset and progression in the TDP-43M337V BAC transgenic mouse, by inactivating the mutation in neurons or glia respectively, using the Cre-loxP system. Cell co-culture (directly or indirectly through conditioned media) of primary embryonic mouse motor neurons and microglia from these mice, will allow further characterisation of the relative effects of motor neuron-specific or microglial-specific expression of mutant TDP-43 on motor neuron function, morphology and survival, and TDP-43 cytoplasmic mislocalisation.


Your responsibilities and duties will include phenotyping primary neuronal and glial cells in culture, including using immunofluorescence and developing skills in mouse phenotyping, using an established mouse model of ALS based on TDP-43 mutations to validate candidate drugs and adapting existing and developing new scientific techniques and experimental protocols. Your role will also involve you managing your own academic research and administrative activities. This will involve small scale project management, to co-ordinate multiple aspects of work to meet deadlines.


You will have a PhD/DPhil in a relevant discipline or be near to completion with experience of primary neuronal cell culture and a degree in neuroscience or a related subject. You will need to manage your own workload to strict deadlines and work independently as well as contributing to the research activities of the group. Experience of working with glial cultures and mouse models would be advantageous.


Link: http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/620469-postdoctoral-researcher-in-neurodegeneration
Employer: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 28th, 2017
Applications close: August 28th, 2017
University of OxfordOxford, EnglandPhDALSJul 28, 2017
Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are jointly searching for a cognitive neuroscientist. The successful candidate will have the credentials for a full-time tenure-track appointment (Investigator Track) at the level of Associate Professor. The candidate will have the capability to lead an independent laboratory on the experimental neuropsychology and multimodal imaging of neurodegenerative diseases and successful aging. Established track record of research achievements in these areas and expertise on the cognitive aspects of aging and dementia are desirable. The successful candidate will contribute to the academic mission of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program within the Department of Psychiatry and will lead his/her research program on dementia and aging within the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.


Correspondence Should Be Sent To:

Marsel Mesulam, MD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

320 East Superior Street, Searle 11-450

Chicago, IL 60611

Email:mmesulam@northwestern.edu


Website: http://www.brain.northwestern.edu


Link: https://careers.northwestern.edu/psp/hr92prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Employee&JobOpeningId=30514&PostingSeq=1
Employer: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required:
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 25th, 2017
Northwestern UniversityChicago, ILNDGJul 25, 2017
Director of Neurodegenerative Research

Director of Neurodegenerative Research

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Description:

We are currently on the hunt for a Director of Research– Neurodegenerative to oversee all aspects of neurodegenerative gene therapy research at the GTP at PENN. In this role, you will be responsible for build a team of Senior Research Investigators (SRI) to support GTP’s Neurodegenerative research efforts; establishing processes for mentoring and leading SRIs in research projects; directly oversee and manage a team of SRIs and technicians; In consultation with the PI of the GTP, the Research Director – Neurodegenerative will assess the rare disease programs that are brought into GTP for scientific research. The individual should have in-vivo pharmacology expertise for preclinical translational programs as well as expertise in testing the efficacy of therapeutic interventions for neurodegenerative disease indications. Joining GTP offers scientific professionals the unique opportunity of seeing their research go from bench to bedside and discoveries that could one day lead to cures.


As a top candidate for this role, you will possess:


Master’s Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Ph.D. strongly preferred.

Extensive knowledge of life science research in both academic and biopharmaceutical settings

Self-starter but also a strong desire to contribute and work collaboratively to achieve goals

Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities

Highly functioning, detail-oriented, and analytical candidate who can think strategically

Excellent oral/written communication skills required


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/333064453/
Employer: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 24th, 2017
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAPhDNDGJul 24, 2017
Graduate Studentship, Basso Lab

Graduate Studentship, Basso Lab

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The major focus of the project is on extracellular vesicles and motor neuron degeneration with a particular interest on the role of RNA in the glia-motoneuronal intercellular communication. The PhD student will acquire expertise on extracellular vesicles analysis, RNA profiling in the field of neurodegeneration.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/458123/phd-scholarship-rna-mediated-intercellular-miscommunication-role-of-extracellular-vesicle-cargos-/
Employer: University of Trento
Location: Trento, Italy
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 24th, 2017
University of TrentoTrento, ItalyMSALSJul 24, 2017
Graduate Studentship, Maudsley Lab

Graduate Studentship, Maudsley Lab

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Description:

The aim of this project is to disentangle the converging molecular pathomechanisms in the frontotemporal dementia – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis spectrum. We will pursue this goal by investigating different mouse models using state-of-the-art proteomic and transcriptomic technologies. Using this approach, we intend to unravel the disease mechanisms already at presymptomatic stages.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/458084/doctoral-grant-bof-area-of-translational-neurosciences/
Employer: VIB
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MS
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: July 24th, 2017
VIBAntwerp, BelgiumMSFTDJul 24, 2017
Assistant, Associate or Professor, Pharmacology

Assistant, Associate or Professor, Pharmacology

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Description:

The University of Southern California (USC) Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy invites applications for a tenured/tenure track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. Individuals with research interests in pharmacogenomics, pharmacometrics, bioinformatics, or medication safety are encouraged to apply.


We are particularly interested in individuals focused on the application of pharmacogenomics or pharmacometrics to predict the efficacy and safety of medications in the treatment of neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, respiratory or endocrine diseases. Specific areas of research expertise should lead to collaborations with both basic and clinical/practice researchers.


Candidates should have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience in pharmacogenomics, pharmacometrics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline. The successful candidate should demonstrate an interest and track record in interdisciplinary and translational research that is directly applicable to problems in patient care. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized and an externally funded research program. Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as a strong commitment to professional, graduate and post-doctoral education are essential.


For consideration, please apply online at Jobs@USC, Requisition ID# REQ20044132 @ https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/457753/assistant-associate-or-professor/
Employer: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 21st, 2017
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAPhDNDGJul 21, 2017
Translational Scientist

Translational Scientist

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Description:

We sincerely invite applications from outstanding translational scientists who aim to conduct cutting-edge and innovative research. Successful applicants will be offered generous start-up packages and internationally competitive benefits. Positions will remain open until filled.


Requirements


M.D., and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degrees with postdoctoral training or prior faculty experiences in or related to the fields of translational medicine

Demonstrated track record of excellence in areas including but not limited to cancer, immunological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological diseases;

Applicants from all gender and ethnic groups with citizenships in any nationalities are encouraged to apply. The applications will be evaluated strictly based on scientific merits and translational potentials.

Required documents


Interested individuals are urged to send the following documents to zhoujie128@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn and pumchkyc@126.com with “Translational Medicine Faculty Application” in the subject line:


Cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Statement of research and teaching interests

Names and contact information of three referees who are willing to provide recommendation letters upon requests


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/457011/translational-medicine-investigator-positions-by-tsinghua-university-and-pumch/?LinkSource=PremiumListing
Employer: Tsinghua University School of Medicine
Location: Beijing, China
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD and/or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 14th, 2017
Tsinghua University School of MedicineBeijing, ChinaMD and/or PhDNDGJul 14, 2017
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health

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The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work (RSCPHSW) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for two tenured/tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Professor rank (rank and tenure commensurate with qualifications).


The ideal candidate will be a visionary scientist who studies how the environment influences human health at every level from micro to macro—from the ways that molecules of pollutants alter the genome to the impact of climate change on global patterns of disease. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or the equivalent in a biomedical related subject.


The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship and demonstrated success in extramurally funded research as well as experience in teaching and mentorship. Proven ability to conduct innovative and/or state-of-the art research is required. The EOH Department is particularly interested in the “exposome”, or research that studies the totality of a person’s environmental exposures across the life span and how it affects human health. The research areas may include internal and external exposures that are not limited to chemical pollutants found in air and water, but also exposures arising from a variety of sources such as the microbiome, infectious agents, nutritional sources, and stress. A second area of increased interest is related to studies on the role of exposure to environmental pollutants across the lifespan on neurological, neurodegenerative and mental disease.


Link: https://www.startwire.com/express_apply_jobs/MjEyNF9lYTZkNTk3NzdkODcwNTc0M2I4NDNhYjVmYTNhY2M5Y19sdXVhX2k=?source=adzuna_l2
Employer: Florida International University
Location: Miami, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 13th, 2017
Florida International UniversityMiami, FLPhD or MDNDGJul 13, 2017
Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology

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Description:

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


Link: https://www.startwire.com/express_apply_jobs/MjEyNF83YzNhNDViZTNiYTU0YjZmNDhlMWMyMmVmMTA4ZTViYl9sdXVhX2k=?source=adzuna_l2
Employer: Virginia Tech
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 12th, 2017
Virginia TechBlacksburg, VAPhDNDGJul 12, 2017
Research Associate, Thomsen Lab

Research Associate, Thomsen Lab

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Dr. Gretchen Thomsen’s 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 animal research. The laboratory technician will, under the direction of the PI and lab manager, assist in the conduct of research in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).


Working under direct supervision, the Research Associate I performs a variety of routine experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of one or more laboratory research projects in a specific area of research. Assists in general laboratory activities, including maintenance of reagents and stocking of supplies. Files and monitors documents. Keeps accurate and detailed records of experiments and results. Assists in the operation of specialized equipment and machinery. Observes safety standards and procedures. The Research Assistant I will be able to perform routine rodent colony maintenance/observation, perform animal behavior tasks, as well as perform cellular, micro- and molecular biology procedures including, but not limited to DNA/RNA, KR, protein extraction, cell culture, Immunohistochemistry, and staining. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.


Link: https://www.cedars-sinaimedicalcenter.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=26548&CurrentPage=39
Employer: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 10th, 2017
Cedars Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles, CABA or BSALSJul 10, 2017
Research Technician

Research Technician

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Description:

The laboratory is seeking a motivated individual to join our efforts in exploring disease mechanisms and developing therapeutic strategies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and dementia. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the research technician will perform laboratory experiments which include DNA and RNA purification, quantitative PCR, gel electrophoresis, Western blots, DNA cloning, immunostaining and preparation of libraries for high throughput sequencing. The incumbent will also be responsible for handling patient samples and genetic testing of neurodegenerative conditions as part of a research project in collaboration with the ALS multidisciplinary clinic. Additional skills include maintenance of cell cultures, ordering necessary reagents to conduct experiments, and participation in joint upkeep of the lab. Experience in mouse handling and surgical procedures is preferred. The candidate will participate to the research activity of the lab and is expected to be fully engaged in the scientific projects, as well as participate to the scientific lab meetings. The individual must pay attention to details, can work independently under minimal supervision, possess good verbal and written communication skills, and work well as part of a team.


Link: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=356045
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Charlestown, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BA or BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 9th, 2017
Massachusetts General HospitalCharlestown, MABA or BSALSJul 09, 2017
Neurologist, Rehabilitation Service

Neurologist, Rehabilitation Service

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As a neurologist on the Neurology and Rehabilitation Service at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Health Care System,who subspecializes in rehabilitation. The duties of this position include: supervise residents and students and attend on the neurology inpatient service 2-3 months annually; attend on the rehabilitation inpatient service2-3 months annually; direct the power-mobility clinic; direct the spinal cord injury, spinal cord diseases, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinic; direct the stroke-care program. The applicant must be able toprovidecare and rehabilitation tothe following populations ofveterans: acute neurology patients in all outpatient and outpatient settings including intensive care units and emergency room; spinal cord injury, spinal cord disease, ALS and MS in the Hub and Spoke system of care; disabled patients due to neurological or orthopedic impairments for rehabilitation care on outpatient and inpatient settings. The applicant must be able to provide acute stroke and post-stroke care and supervise neurology stroke fellows who rotate at the VA. The applicant must participate in ongoing CARF accreditations activities for a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Program, and assist in meeting standards forspecial accreditation in Stroke Rehabilitation. The applicant must be able to supervise neurology stroke fellows, neurology residents, other trainees and students who rotate on the Neurology Inpatient and Outpatient Service, and therefore must meet criteria for faculty appointment in Neurology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.


Link: http://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/10054911/physician-neurologist
Employer: University of Oklahoma
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 7th, 2017
University of OklahomaOklahoma City, OKMDALSJul 07, 2017

Industry

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NEW! Scientist or Senior Scientist, Discovery Biology

Scientist or Senior Scientist, Discovery Biology

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Description:

Prevail Therapeutics, Inc is a new biotech company based in New York City. Prevail is developing novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders using gene and protein therapeutic modalities. Prevail is backed by a top-tier healthcare focused investment firm.


Scientists, Discovery Biology will be responsible for leading our efforts to identify and advance the development of novel targets for neurodegenerative disorders. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on individuals with excellent interpersonal skills who are comfortable working in an open environment spanning multiple functions. As an early hire at a new company, you will have exposure to senior management, to all activities at Prevail, and you will be influential in championing and developing Prevail’s culture.


Our employees are expected to function with a high degree of independence in a fast-paced start-up laboratory while also working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to the development of new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/624383-scientists-various-levels-discovery-biology
Employer: Prevail Therapeutics
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: September 14th, 2017
Prevail TherapeuticsNew York, NYPhD or MD or MD/PhDNDGSep 14, 2017
NEW! Scientist I, ALS

Scientist I, ALS

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Description:

Neurology Research at Biogen seeks a highly motivated and experienced associate scientist to join the new initiative on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The Neurology department is responsible for discovery research on pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and translating these findings into novel strategies for therapeutic intervention. The successful candidate will execute in vivo experiments to support the validation of novel drug targets and the development of small- and large-molecule drugs for the treatment of ALS. A major component of this work will be the assessment of drug candidates in a multiple rodent models, using a wide variety of morphological and functional endpoints, working closely with members of the ALS team as well as multiple internal and external collaborators. You will work in a fast paced, highly collaborative team environment at an exciting period for ALS research.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Scientist-I%2C-ALS%2C-Neurodegeneration-and-Repair-MA-02138/418016000/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 10th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhDALSSep 10, 2017
NEW! Scientist or Senior Scientist

Scientist or Senior Scientist

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Description:

Verge Genomics is seeking a Scientist or Senior Scientist to join the Neurobiology Research and Drug Discovery team. This candidate will bring significant academic and preferably pharmaceutical industry experience to conduct in vivo and in vitro research in our SF Bay Area laboratories and join team meetings at Verge Genomics headquarters in SF. The candidate will be responsible for the design and execution of target validation and evaluation of novel drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will conduct in vivo studies in mice, including injections of gene modifying agents and drug candidates to neonatal and adult rodents using intracranial, oral, or intravenous administration routes. Experience with stereotaxic surgery, gene therapy (AAV9 or ASO), behavioral observations, gait analysis, rotarod and grip strength, and genotyping are a plus. The candidate will have extensive knowledge of CNS disease mechanisms, existing therapies, and experimental therapeutic approaches. The candidate will also culture motor neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent human stem cells and design and develop cellular assays to identify genes and compounds for treating neurodegenerative diseases including ALS and PD. The candidate will have extensive experience and leadership skills with sterile in vitro methods, including harvesting, storing, growing, and expanding neuronal cultures, formulating and adding compounds and molecular probes, measuring cells numbers and properties with immunohistochemical markers, and evaluating gene transfection. A keen ability to identify efficient solutions to laboratory problems and expertise with statistical analysis are essential. This position reports to the Director of Drug Discovery.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/443045718/
Employer: Verge Genomics
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: September 7th, 2017
Verge GenomicsSan Francisco, CAPhDALSSep 07, 2017
Associate Scientist III, ALS

Associate Scientist III, ALS

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Description:

The Department of Neurology Research is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic associate to join an in vitro / in vivo target discovery and validation effort in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aimed at bringing new targets and therapeutic strategies from discovery to development. The successful candidate will be expected to support efforts to develop and validate new in vitro ALS models for candidate identification and validate findings in primary mouse tissue.

The successful candidate must have a MS in the Biological Sciences, and will be charged with developing high content assays that will be used to validate genes and pathways identified in genetic screens that affect neurodegeneration.


The ideal candidate will have previous experience using cell based methods to investigate neurodegeneration. Experience with biochemical analytical methods such as gel electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA-type assays, qRT-PCR, as well as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence on cells and tissues is important. The candidate will also need experience using AAV or lenti viral transduction approaches as well as experience with RNAi technologies. It is strongly desirable that the candidate has experience basic mouse handling experience with basic surgical techniques. Very strong communication skills are critical for the position as is the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Scientist-II%2C-ALS-Target-Validation-Research-MA-02138/400261100/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 29th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAMSALSAug 29, 2017
Scientist I, ALS

Scientist I, ALS

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Description:

Neurology Research at Biogen seeks a highly motivated and experienced associate scientist to join the new initiative on ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The Neurology department is responsible for discovery research on pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and translating these findings into novel strategies for therapeutic intervention. The successful candidate will execute in vivo experiments to support the validation of novel drug targets and the development of small- and large-molecule drugs for the treatment of ALS. A major component of this work will be the assessment of drug candidates in a multiple rodent models, using a wide variety of morphological and functional endpoints, working closely with members of the ALS team as well as multiple internal and external collaborators. You will work in a fast paced, highly collaborative team environment at an exciting period for ALS research.


Qualifications

•Familiarity with genetic models of neurodegenerative diseases and experience with conducting either pharmacological or genetic tests in those models


•Must demonstrate a keen knowledge of experimental design, underlying scientific principles, and the ability to rigorously analyze and assess results and generate clear reports


•Previous experience handling animals is required and should include some of the following: dosing, dissection, and/or surgery


•Experience in histopathological techniques, such as perfusion, cryostat sectioning, immunostaining is strongly preferred


•Experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques, such as DNA cloning, electrophoresis, and PCR is preferred


•Experience with behavioral or electrophysiological endpoints would be a positive addition


•Excellent communication and organizational skills are critical.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Scientist-I%2C-ALS%2C-Neurodegeneration-and-Repair-MA-02138/418016000/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 12th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhDALSAug 12, 2017
Associate Scientist II, ALS

Associate Scientist II, ALS

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Description:

The Department of Neurology Research is seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic associate to join an in vitro / in vivo target discovery and validation effort in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aimed at bringing new targets and therapeutic strategies from discovery to development. The successful candidate will be expected to support efforts to develop and validate new in vitro ALS models for candidate identification and validate findings in primary mouse tissue.


The successful candidate must have a MS in the Biological Sciences, and will be charged with developing high content assays that will be used to validate genes and pathways identified in genetic screens that affect neurodegeneration. The ideal candidate will have previous experience using cell based methods to investigate neurodegeneration. Experience with biochemical analytical methods such as gel electrophoresis, Western blot, ELISA-type assays, qRT-PCR, as well as immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence on cells and tissues is important. The candidate will also need experience using AAV or lenti viral transduction approaches as well as experience with RNAi technologies. It is strongly desirable that the candidate has experience basic mouse handling experience with basic surgical techniques. Very strong communication skills are critical for the position as is the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Associate-Scientist-II%2C-ALS-Target-Validation-Research-MA-02138/400261100/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 31st, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAMSALSJul 31, 2017
Sr. Clinical Scientist

Sr. Clinical Scientist

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The Sr. Clinical Scientist will work with the Medical Director functions of Early Clinical Development teams and provide scientific and clinical input into early stage clinical development programs. This role will work on cross-functional study teams for the design, execution, and monitoring of clinical trials, early clinical research studies, and/or external research projects, as well as assist with data interpretation and communication.. This individual will report directly into a Sr. Medical Director of Clinical Development or a Therapeutic Area VP and will interface directly with other functions including Clinical Development, Clinical Pharmacology, and Biomarkers.


Link: https://jobs.biogen.com/job/Cambridge-Sr_-Clinical-Scientis%2C-Neurodegeneration-and-Repair-Research-Unit-MA-02138/421188900/
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or PharmD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 31st, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhD or PharmDNDGJul 31, 2017
Director/Sr. Director, Neurodegeneration and Repair Research

Director/Sr. Director, Neurodegeneration and Repair Research

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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: July 28th, 2017
BiogenCambridge, MAPhD or PhD/MDFTDJul 28, 2017
Scientist

Scientist

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As Scientist and critical member of the committed Neuro-Immunology team, you’ll help Alector discover and develop novel drugs targeting dementia and other neurological disorders. You will design and prioritize your own experiments and research endeavors to further Alector’s collective scientific understanding. In doing so you’ll apply your scientific insights to grow the company and guide its direction. Your work will be both inside and outside of the lab, and both strategic and hands-on. As an early hire, you’ll be influential in championing and developing Alector’s culture.


During The First Year, Your Goals Will Include:

*Independently leading a high-priority target discovery project from-end-to-end, from high-level design and planning to running experiments, assessing results and identifying the critical path forward to a fast go/no-go decision within a year of project start

*Being a great partner to both academic collaborators and contract research organizations to ensure successful joint efforts

*Collaborating within and across teams, including mentoring others on your areas of expertise so that they can learn from your relevant extraordinary skills

*Analyzing current scientific literature to help identify new targets or new strategies for existing targets

*Supporting ongoing projects based on your scientific knowledge and skills


We’d love to hear from you if:

*You enjoy finding creative and novel ways of thinking through scientific questions, and are an extraordinary critical thinker

*You take pride in being persistent, self-motivated, hands-on, and scrappy

*You demonstrate a track record of proficiency across a variety of techniques and instruments to seek answers to your scientific questions

*You have experience in several of: molecular biology, biochemistry, ELISA, flow cytometry, or in vivo mouse genetics

*Your academic background includes a PhD with 3+ years of postdoc research in a premier research lab (in neurobiology, neuroscience, neuro-immunology) or PhD+ 2 years of work in an industry setting

*You thrive in an environment where we work independently and on team

*You have strong points of view but are low ego

*Prior experience working with mouse models of neuro-degeneration and/or antibody discovery is a bonus.


Link: https://workable.com/j/C930FBE1A3
Employer: Alector
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: July 10th, 2017
AlectorSan Francisco, CAPhDALS, FTDJul 10, 2017

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