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

Job Opportunities

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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 ▾
Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Neuroscience based at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, to start as soon as possible. The post is in association with a Tutorial Fellowship in Pre-clinical Medicine at St Peter’s College and the successful candidate will also be appointed as a College Lecturer at Oriel College.


Combined University and College salary: £46,336 – £62,219 p.a., plus a College Housing Allowance of £8,628 p.a. and other College benefits. An allowance of £2,700 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Full Professor.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on this link. To learn more about this role, contact Professor David Paterson.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 28 September 2018. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 20 November 2018.


Link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_recruitment_id=135751&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_company=10&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_refresh_search=Y&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y
Employer: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 6th, 2018
Applications close: September 28th, 2018
University of OxfordOxford, EnglandPhDNDGAug 06, 2018
Director, Therapeutic Development

Director, Therapeutic Development

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Description:

We are currently seeking a new Medical Science Liason (Director of Therapeutic Development) to oversee the Program of Excellence focused on Lysosomal Storage, Neurodegenerative, Liver Metabolics, or Infantile Epilepsy diseases/disorders.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Orphan Disease Center (ODC) and supporting a Program of Excellence, your goal will be to provide international leadership in establishing research agenda in rare diseases that are a high priority of the ODC. You will be developing strong partnerships with key stakeholders, including patient advocacy groups, partnering academic institutions and key opinion leaders in relevant diseases by organizing international scientific symposiums related to diseases of interest to the program of excellence, partnering with ODC staff to organize these events. You will have the primary responsibility for creating and executing a strategic plan, to establish clinical development for novel therapeutics. You will seek advisement from all relevant stakeholders, including patient advocacy groups, ODC leadership, and external advisors in the initial development of this plan. In executing this plan, you will undoubtedly be required to have extensive interactions with biopharmaceutical industry partners, knowledgeable on the development of novel therapeutics and will require you to travel to biomedical conferences. You will establish working groups within each disease to address research and clinical practice gaps, and focus on filling those gaps to further the development of effective treatments.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/medical-science-liaison-director-rare-diseases-at-university-of-pennsylvania-school-of-medicine-603668361/
Employer: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD preferred.
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 6th, 2018
University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PAPhD, MD preferred.NDGAug 06, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiskisnis Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kiskisnis Lab

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Description:

We are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join the Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration led by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. The broad objective of our lab is to understand the nature of the degenerative processes that drive neurological disease. We are particularly interested in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Epileptic syndromes as well as the age-associated changes that take place in the CNS. We pursue this objective primarily by creating in vitro models of disease that enable us to screen and identify relevant therapeutics. We utilize patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and direct reprogramming methods to generate different neuronal subtypes of the human CNS. We then study these cells by a combination of genomic approaches and functional physiological assays.


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


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

[email protected]


For more information on our lab please visit:

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


Employer: Northwestern University
Location: Chicago, IL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 2nd, 2018
Applications close: September 30th, 2018
Northwestern UniversityChicago, ILPhDALSAug 02, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chandran Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chandran Lab

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Description:

The University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics, Vijay Chandran Research Laboratory seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to join a team studying the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration (Elife, PMID: 29257745) and axon regeneration (Neuron, PMID: 26898779; Cell Report, PMID: 29386116) after CNS injury and neurological diseases, using various in vitro and in vivo model systems. The Vijay Chandran Laboratory accomplishes this by integrating various omics techniques (genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) with basic neurobiology and systems analyses (Cell, PMID: 24267887; Genome Biology, PMID: 18402659; PNAS, PMID: 29946024) to develop a more systematic understanding of nerve injury and neurodegenerative conditions.


Highly motivated candidates with a PhD or MD/PhD in neurological sciences and experience in molecular biology, imaging, and genomics are encouraged to apply. Prior experience using murine models of neurodegenerative disease, including histological, behavioral and microscopic analysis of disease is strongly preferred, but more important is the passion for basic and translational research.


Email inquiries to Dr. Vijay Chandran ([email protected]) are welcome; however, applications must be submitted online.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/483479/postdoctoral-associate-in-neurobiology/?LinkSource=PremiumListing
Employer: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: August 1st, 2018
University of FloridaGainesville, FLPhD or MD/PhDNDGAug 01, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Verfaillie Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Verfaillie Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Verfaillie, Stem Cell Institute, KU Leuven (https://www.kuleuven.be/scil/aboutusN/catherineverfaillie). The aim is to develop high-throughput functional screens of iPSC derived models. The Verfaillie lab created homogeneous populations of highly functional hepatocytes (that are gluconeogenic, with hepatocyte-like mitochondrial function, and CYP450 metabolisation, all similar to primary hepatocytes) as well as different neural progeny (cortical, motor, dopaminergic and sensory neurons; oligodendrocytes, astrocytes, microglia) from normal as well as patient derived and isogenic iPSCs, cultures which were down-scaled to 384 well format plates. In addition, using CRISPR/Cas technology, models that allow lineage tracing and toxicity/phenotypic readouts have been (can be created). Finally, complex 2D and 3D organoid culture models have (are) been developed to better model liver disease and / or neurodegeneration.


Responsibilities


The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with students/postdocs in the Verfaillie team highly experienced in creating differentiated progeny in the hepatocyte and neuroectodermal lineage from iPSC, and highly versed in CRISPR/Cas mediated genome editing.


In addition, the candidate will also work closely with investigators highly versed in high-content imaging.

The candidate will be responsible for translating iPSC-based assays to high throughput screen assays, such that well-validated and highly translatable assets can be moved towards industry and patients successfully.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/483469/postdoctoral-position-in-high-throughput-functional-screening-of-ipsc-derived-models/
Employer: KU Leuven
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: August 1st, 2018
KU LeuvenLeuven, BelgiumPhDALSAug 01, 2018
Lab Manager, Miles Lab

Lab Manager, Miles Lab

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Description:

We seek applications for the combined post of Research Technician and Lab Manager in Dr Gareth Miles’ laboratory (http://ncm.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/) in the Neuroscience grouping of the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews. This is a fixed term position for 3 years, available from September 1st, or as soon as possible thereafter. Research conducted in Dr Miles’ laboratory utilises a combination of rodent and human stem cell-based models to explore motor control circuits of the spinal cord and brainstem in both health and disease (e.g. Motor Neuron Disease). The role holder will facilitate ongoing research and complete administrative tasks associated with the day-to-day running of the laboratory. Applicants must have, or expect soon to obtain, a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or a similar discipline, with experience working in a laboratory setting.


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Gareth Miles, email: [email protected].


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BLR478/research-technician-and-lab-manager-in-neuroscience
Employer: University of St. Andrews
Location: St. Andrews, Scotland
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 31st, 2018
Applications close: August 22nd, 2018
University of St. AndrewsSt. Andrews, ScotlandBSALSJul 31, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mueller Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mueller Lab

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Description:

We seek a talented and motivated postdoc to join the laboratory of Dr Christian Mueller in the Horae Gene Therapy Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Our dynamic and collaborative research environment at UMMS includes world renowned clinicians and scientists. Additionally, our location close to Boston supports many collaborations with academic and industrial research groups.


Open positions include:  CNS Lead. Responsible for advancing the lab’s preclinical programs for CNS diseases. Lead indications are SOD1, C9orf72-linked amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease (HD). Projects will include early stage research on genome editing for ALS, an IND-enabling study in non-human primates for a gene therapy candidate for ALS, and an IND-enabling study in non-human primates for a gene therapy candidate for HD.


Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD in biomedical sciences with a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well a track record in the field of ALS/CNS disorders (CNS Lead role) or liver diseases (Liver Lead role). Hands-on experience with relevant mouse models as well as excellent knowledge of CRISPR-based genome editing are required. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced research environment and multitask, be highly organized and adaptable are required. Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills are required.


Required skills:

• PhD degree in biomedical sciences

• track record in ALS/CNS disorders or liver diseases with at least two first author publications

• hands-on experience with genetic mouse models (CNS or liver)

• excellent knowledge of CRISPR-based gene editing

• excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential

Preferred skills

• hands-on experience with CRISPR-based gene editing

• experience in next generation sequencing and bioinformatics

• experience in tissue culture, cytokine multiplex assays and ELISA

Additional Information:

Our lab is multicultural and supports personal development and work-life balance. Attractive salary and benefits available based upon relative working experience.


For more information on the Mueller Lab for Gene Therapy we invite you to visit our website: www.umassmed.edu/muellerlab

Interested candidates please email CV to: [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/649965-post-doctoral-associate-gene-therapy-center-28102
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 31st, 2018
Applications close: September 28th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcester, MAPhDALSJul 31, 2018
Research Associate, Wang Lab

Research Associate, Wang Lab

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Description:

This Research Associate position will be at Dr. Jun Wang’s Speech Disorders & Technology Lab. The focus will be, but not limited to, dysarthric speech recognition and analysis, and automatic speech recognition for clinical purpose. Under the supervision of Dr. Wang, the successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment for speech recognition and signal processing experiments and writing for publication. Expected focus will be on speech data that are collected from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or after laryngectomy. Participation in grant writing, conference presentations, guest lecture, and student training in the lab are encouraged.


Link: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/10580
Employer: University of Texas
Location: Richardson, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 27th, 2018
University of TexasRichardson, TXPhDALSJul 27, 2018
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology. The professorship is based in the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, which is one of the three Research Programmes in the Faculty. The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent full professorship or a fixed-term associate / assistant professorship (tenure track) depending on their qualifications and career stage.


Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents in English:

1) CV

2) A report (max. 3 pages) on the applicant’s previous research activities, and a plan for how the applicant intends to develop their research and focus their activities in the future

3) A report (max. 3 pages) of experience and merits which are of relevance for the evaluation of teaching skills (please see the evaluation guidelines.)

4) A numbered list of publications in English and other works with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate their competence and merits, with five most important publications highlighted with brief explanations.


Or, alternatively, an academic portfolio containing the above documents and information (for instructions, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/academic-portfolio).


The Faculty may request applicants to submit 5-10 publications of their choice to be sent to the assessors.


Applications must be submitted through the University’s electronic recruitment system by clicking on the link below. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) must submit their applications through the SAP HR portal. The deadline for applications is 30 September, 2018.


Further information can be obtained from the Director of the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme, Professor Juha Partanen, juha.m.partanen (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0) 2941 59382 or from Professor Juha Voipio, juha.voipio (at) helsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0) 2941 59858.


Link: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/assistant-professor-associate-professor-professor-in-neurobiology
Employer: University of Helsinki
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 25th, 2018
Applications close: September 30th, 2018
University of HelsinkiHelsinki, FinlandPhDNDGJul 25, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Description:

Masaryk University invites excellent scientists to apply for a postdoctoral position in the field of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience. The successful candidate should:



  • be a researcher within 7 years after receiving the Ph.D. degree or its equivalent

  • be a researcher, who worked at least 2 whole over the course of last 3 years outside the territory of the Czech Republic in the field of research with working time of at least 0.5, or was a Ph.D. student (or similar form) abroad

  • have a publication activity – in the last 3 years, at least 2 publication outputs registered in Thomson Reuters Web of Science, Scopus or ERIH PLUS databases and at the same time, publications such as “articles”, “books”, “book chapters”, “letters” and “reviews”. The applicant must be the principal author at least one publication (according to the subject specificity it may be the first author, the corresponding/reprint author, or the role of the individual authors stated in the article).

  • have experience in field of cellular and molecular neuroscience, with focus on neuropathic pain and CNS barriers.

  • have hands on experience with cellular and molecular biology methods (cell cultures, immunohistochemistry, standard fluorescence and confocal microscope, WB, ELISA, RTPCR).

  • have experience in working with lab animals, experiment planning and completed course FELASA B or its equivalent.

  • have excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate with multiple teams.


The application should include:



  • CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, involvement in research grants, etc.

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information of at least three references


Please submit your application by online application form. Informal enquiries can be sent to [email protected]


Link: https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/41689
Employer: Masaryk University
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 25th, 2018
Applications close: August 26th, 2018
Masaryk UniversityBrno, Czech RepublicPhDNDGJul 25, 2018
Professor, Experimental Genetics

Professor, Experimental Genetics

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Description:

The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine at the University of Luxembourg invites applications for a faculty position in experimental genetics at the full professor level. As a Professor at the University of Luxembourg you will:



  • Conduct research at the highest international level

  • Set up and develop your own research group in the field of experimental genetics

  • Be responsible for establishing a competitive research programme in experimental genetics with a focus on developing animal models for neurodegenerative diseases (preferentially Parkinson’s disease), experimental and systems genetics and gene-environment interactions

  • Successfully attract external research grants from national and international sources

  • Be the scientific leader of the state-of-the-art fish and mouse facilities of LCSB closely collaborating and leading 2 highly qualified senior platform managers

  • Lead interdisciplinary research by reaching out to the experimental, computational and clinical research groups within the collaborative environment of the University and LCSB

  • Interact and collaborate with other groups within the Luxembourg and the international research community

  • Be engaged in teaching courses for the Master in Systems Biology and upcoming medical education program as well as supervising and training of PhD students and mentoring of Postdocs


For questions please contact:


Prof. Rudi Balling

Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Campus Belval | Biotech II

6, avenue du Swing

L-4367 Belvaux

e-mail: [email protected]


How to apply


Candidates are welcome to send their complete application per e-mail to LCSB[email protected] by October 31, 2018 at the latest. Please mention the job post reference in the subject field.


The following documents (in English) are requested to be submitted:



  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications, courses taught, research grants, industry collaborations and experience, patents, as well as management and administrative positions held

  • A cover letter including a statement highlighting scientific, educational, and other activities of particular significance for this position

  • A list of three references including their contact information and current positions. Please indicate their relationship to you; (the referees will be contacted only upon approval from the candidate)

  • Any additional material highlighting significant publications, success in obtaining research funding, industry contacts and collaborations, experience in management positions within a university or research centre, as well as other relevant qualifications and achievements are appreciated


Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/1wlyf
Employer: University of Luxembourg
Location: Belvaux, Luxembourg
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 23rd, 2018
Applications close: September 1st, 2018
University of LuxembourgBelvaux, LuxembourgPhDNDGJul 23, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Anesthesiology within the Stony Brook School of Medicine seeks to recruit Two outstanding basic scientists and translational scientists at the Assistant Professor level and the Professor/Associate Professor.  Current research strengths include: mode of action of anesthetic agents, molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders, acute and chronic pain, adult neurogenesis, memory and learning, brain imaging, mitochondrial dysfunction, and ciliopathies.  These areas are investigated on animal models ranging from Drosophila and frogs to mice and humans. The department also includes strong clinical research. The research arm of the Department has recently undergone major growth, with an expanded focus on basic and clinical neuroscience.


Applicants must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, contact information of three to five referees, and a three-page research plan.  These documents should be addressed to:


Ms. Marisa Barone-Citrano on behalf of Dr. TJ Gan, MD Professor and Chairman

Department of Anesthesiology

University at Stony Brook

Health Sciences Center, Level 4- 060

Stony Brook, NY  11794-8480

E-Mail: [email protected]


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/483233/neuroscience-research-faculty-department-of-anesthesiology-two-positions/
Employer: Stony Brook University
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 20th, 2018
Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook, NYPhD and/or MDNDGJul 20, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitworth Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitworth Lab

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Description:

The University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a postdoctoral scientist to join the research group of Dr Alex Whitworth in the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. The Mitochondrial Neurodegeneration group pursues an integrated, multi-disciplinary programme of investigations to understand the homeostatic mechanisms that regulate the integrity of mitochondria and maintain normal neuronal functioning. In particular, the group uses Drosophila and cellular models to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Motor Neuron disease.


The post-holder will lead one or more projects within an overall programme focused on the mechanisms of mitochondrial homeostasis, how these processes maintain normal neuronal function and survival, and their contribution to neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically, the main project will analyse the relative contribution of genes identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAs) for Parkinson’s disease to the known pathogenic mechanisms such as autophagy, mitophagy and other endolysosomal pathways, using Drosophila as a model system. Experimentally, the project will centre on the genetic manipulation of Drosophila, microdissection and high resolution light and electron microscopy.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button on this webpage.  Please quote reference SM16209 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Link: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18216/
Employer: University of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 18th, 2018
Applications close: August 19th, 2018
University of CambridgeCambridge, EnglandPhDALSJul 18, 2018
Research Technician, Suzuki Lab

Research Technician, Suzuki Lab

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Description:

Under the supervision of the PI (Masatoshi Suzuki) or staff scientists, the research specialist will conduct laboratory research related to neuromuscular disorders such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using human stem cells. The successful candidate will have an important role in the lab, both performing experiments independently and supporting the ongoing work of others.


Link: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498622/research-technician?source=IND
Employer: University of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, WI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS required, MS preferred
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 16th, 2018
Applications close: July 31st, 2018
University of WisconsinMadison, WIBS required, MS preferredALSJul 16, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Neuroscience at UConn Health invites highly motivated investigators addressing key questions in neurodevelopment, synaptic or cognitive dysfunction or neuroinflammation to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. We welcome candidates using the most advanced techniques in mouse genetics, system neurobiology, and electrophysiology. Candidates interested in deciphering disease etiology, molecular mechanisms or carrying out translational studies focused on neurodegenerative diseases, vascular dementia, neuroinflammatory disorders, or neural regeneration will complement the strengths of this department and are particularly encouraged to apply.


Applicants may apply at https://jobs.uchc.edu with their CV, cover letter, and a concise statement of their research and teaching interests, with the same documents also sent to [email protected]. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to [email protected] as a .pdf document on letterhead with signature.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11252930/assistant-professor-tenure-track-department-of-neuroscience
Employer: University of Connecticut
Location: Farmington, CT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 12th, 2018
University of ConnecticutFarmington, CTPhD and/or MDNDGJul 12, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neuroimmunology

Assistant Professor, Neuroimmunology

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Description:

The McDonnell Center for Cellular & Molecular Neurobiology at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications for tenure track Assistant Professor positions. We are seeking talented investigators who will develop an innovative research program in any field within the area of fundamental and translational neuroimmunology. Investigators employing novel genomics and neurological diseases including, but not limited to neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders, are encouraged to apply. Investigators will be supported by the McDonnell Center in collaboration with two of our outstanding departments—one preclinical and one clinical—at Washington University School of Medicine. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page summary of research accomplishments and one-page description of future research plans.


Applicants should submit a single PDF file that contains only a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page summary of research accomplishments, and one-page description of future research plans (in this order).


Applicants should request 3 letters of support to be e-mailed directly to [email protected]. Review of complete applications, including received letters of support, will begin on September 15, 2018.


Link: https://facultyopportunities.wustl.edu/apply/Posting/Detail/1010300
Employer: Washington University School of Medicine
Location: St Louis, MO
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 11th, 2018
Washington University School of MedicineSt Louis, MOPhD or MD/PhDNDGJul 11, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Baker Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Baker Lab

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Description:

You will contribute to a major new project, funded by the William Leech Charity, to generate a primate model of motor neuron disease. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project, gathering electrophysiological and imaging data. You will perform computational analysis of the data, and will produce the first draft of manuscripts to publish the results. A PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline is essential, and experience with primate electrophysiology, MRI, and writing MATLAB scripts for data analysis would be an advantage.


Excellent team skills are required to liaise with the many staff members with roles in this project, and a strong commitment to animal welfare and 3Rs.


The post is available fixed term until the end of March 2021.


Informal enquiries to [email protected]


Employer: Newcastle University
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 11th, 2018
Applications close: August 10th, 2018
Newcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon Tyne, EnglandPhDALSJul 11, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Landers Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Landers Lab

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Description:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator John Landers, the Postdoctoral Associate would be investigating the pathogenesis of ALS caused by mutant genes through a combination of live cell imaging techniques and next-generation sequencing approaches.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Use live cell imaging techniques to investigate the defects in axonal transport caused by mutant ALS genes.

  • Preparation of primary neuronal cultures and differentiation of iPSC.

  • Isolation, preparation and analysis of RNA subject to transcriptome profiling.

  • Record results, organize and interpret data, give presentations on results.

  • Contribute to the maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment.

  • Comply with all safety and infection control standards.

  • Perform other duties as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  



  • PhD in Biological Science or equivalent experience

  • Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques

  • Experience with growing and differentiating iPSC to neurons is preferred

  • Experience handling mice and performing surgeries is preferred

  • Ability to perform duties independently

  • Judgment and action skills required to troubleshoot encountered problems


TO APPLY:


Please email CV and contact information for three references to:  [email protected]


Link: https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3450/
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 10th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcester, MAPhDALSJul 10, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Belzil Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Belzil Lab

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Description:

We are looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow holding a PhD in Bioinformatics or Genetics/Epigenetics with strong expertise in next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis to lead the bioinformatic component of our research program. That person will be proficient in C++, Java, Python, R and unix environments, including supercomputing applications. Optimally, the recruited person will also have expertise in conducting statistical analyses and algorithm development. The individual needs to be independent and motivated to perform genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic analyses — the primary mentor will be Dr. Veronique Belzil and a bioinformatics professor will be available for guidance.


The Belzil Laboratory aims to identify genomic/epigenomic/transcriptomic mediators of neurodegeneration and evaluate their potential as biomarkers and therapeutic targets for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related diseases. Specifically, using state-of-the-art integrative multi-omics bioinformatic and system biology approaches, her laboratory aims to (1) better understand genome-epigenome-transcriptome interactions leading to ALS; (2) develop clinically relevant and scalable ALS-specific biomarker panels to guide more tailored management of ALS patients; (3) inform the next generation of individualized clinical trials for ALS; (4) identify key pathological pathways and genetic & epigenetic modifiers of transcription mediating neurodegeneration susceptibility that can be targeted by therapeutics; (5) generate results that can quickly be translated from bench to bedside: we want to quickly impact clinical practice and promote individualized medicine and (6) promote collaborative efforts — collaborations and team work is essential to finding a cure for ALS.


To apply, contact Veronique Belzil.


Employer: Mayo Clinic
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 9th, 2018
Mayo ClinicJacksonville, FLPhDALSJul 09, 2018
Associate or Full Professor, Pharmacology

Associate or Full Professor, Pharmacology

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The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute (SNRI) at the Indiana University of Medicine in Indianapolis invites applications from outstanding individuals for the Stark Professorship at the Associate or Full Professor level. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and tenure track faculty experience are required. Preference will be given to individuals with outstanding scholarship in the fields of neuropharmacology and neuroscience. Competitive start-up packages include ample laboratory space and access to exceptional core research facilities. The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications and peer-reviewed funding as a principal investigator in the field of neuropharmacology as it relates to neuroimmunology, translational neuroscience, and neurodegenerative disease. The scientific environment at the School of Medicine, the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and the SNRI is highly interactive and productive with ties on campus to other Basic Science and Clinical Departments, as well as Research Centers and Institutes. Outstanding core facilities are also available. Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research goals, with names and contact information for three references at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4337


Link: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4337
Employer: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 5th, 2018
Indiana UniversityIndianapolis, INPhD and/or MDNDGJul 05, 2018
Research Assistant, Hardiman Lab

Research Assistant, Hardiman Lab

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Applications are invited for a motivated and self-driven individual for the position of research assistant with the Irish ALS Research Group, hosted in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) Academic Unit of Neurology. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or Master’s degree in engineering, bioengineering, mathematics, physics, computational biology, or a cognate area. Familiarity with and/or the ability to quickly acquire skills in electrophysiological recordings and analysis (e.g. EEG/EMG), would be highly desirable as would a knowledge of computer programming (MATLAB).


Link: https://www.universityvacancies.com/trinity-college-dublin/research-assistant-neural-engineering-9905
Employer: Trinity College Dublin
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Sector: Academia
Degree required: Applicants should hold a minimum upper-second class (2:1) honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, bioengineering, physics, (computational) neuroscience, neurophysiology, physics, mathematics, or a related area.
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 3rd, 2018
Applications close: July 24th, 2018
Trinity College DublinDublin, IrelandApplicants should hold a minimum upper-second class (2:1) honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, bioengineering, physics, (computational) neuroscience, neurophysiology, physics, mathematics, or a related area.ALSJul 03, 2018
Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking outstanding candidates with dynamic research programs in Neurobiology of Disease and Aging.


The candidates for this position will be expected to have a track record of major contributions to the field, with an emphasis on the application of novel in vitro and in vivo imaging tools, disease modeling using animals and induced pluripotent stem cells, the use of systems level analytical and bioinformatics approaches, or the integration of multiple discovery platforms to advance our understanding of disease biology and etiology. Although all areas of neurodegenerative disease and aging research will be considered, we are particular seeking candidates who have primary interests in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, synaptic biology, innate immunity, vascular biology, and brain aging as it relates to neurobiology of disease. The candidates for this position are expected to have a history of extramural funding, as well as a proven record of collaborative team science endeavors. Individuals with interest and experience in research training and graduate-level education are particularly encouraged to respond.


The Mayo Clinic Department of Neuroscience is a prominent department and is internationally recognized and respected for academic excellence. Basic scientists within the neuroscience department have strong expertise in neurogenetics, neuropathology, disease modeling, immunity, and experimental therapeutics. The Department faculty play key roles in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, large scale NIA-funded Alzheimer’s disease consortia including AMP-AD and M2OVE-AD, Tau Center without Walls, biomarker studies of Lewy body dementia and in NIH whole genome sequencing studies of both


frontotemporal dementia and the parkinsonian tauopathy progressive supranuclear palsy. The research mission of the department is closely aligned with the resources and initiatives of the Center for Biomedical Discovery, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for Individualized Medicine, Department of Neurology, Department of Neurosurgery, and the Center on Aging. The Department also has an outstanding training environment and is closely aligned with the Neurobiology of Disease Program at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.


Mayo Clinic has a large number of world-class
faculty. Laboratories and shared resource facilities are state-of- the-art, including those for microscopy and imaging, cell and molecular biology, animal models, production of iPS cells and clinical grade MSCs, biomedical engineering and mathematics, materials testing, a Medical Genomics Facility, a Mouse Modeling Facility, Molecular and Microscopic Core Facilities, and unique Human Disease Tissue Banks. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.


Applications should include a cover letter, CV and a statement of research interests. Specific questions should be directed to: Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience Chair, Search Committee C/O Adriana Semko [email protected]


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/482805/faculty-positions-department-of-neuroscience/
Employer: Mayo Clinic
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 2nd, 2018
Mayo ClinicJacksonville, FLPhDNDGJul 02, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bhattacharya Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bhattacharya Lab

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The Department of Neuroscience has an opening for a qualified and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will join Dr. Martha Bhattacharya’s laboratory which is focused on the molecular and cellular study of nerve damage responses in both mice and Drosophila (fruit flies). The long-term goal of our research is to identify ways to delay or prevent the degeneration of axons in neurodegenerative diseases, thus preserving nerve function. Candidates who are eligible to compete for postdoctoral funding, such as the NIH Ruth L Kirschstein Institutional National Service Awards (NRSA), are strongly preferred.


To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae online: https://uacareers.com/postings/29995.


To learn more about this position, contact Martha Bhattacharya.


Link: https://uacareers.com/postings/29995
Employer: University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 2nd, 2018
University of ArizonaTucson, AZPhDALSJul 02, 2018
Research Associate

Research Associate

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We are currently recruiting for a Research Associate I with some basic computational skills and/ or cell culture experience with the desire to learn and work on a multi-faceted project with diverse roles. The person in this position will work with iPSC from patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with the goal to elucidate molecular mechanisms of ALS and to help devlop platforms for drug discovery.


This person will preform some cell culture work induced pluripotent stem cells from ALS patients to generate motor or cortical i-neurons and will subject them to our novel robotic microscopy (RM) system. In addition, this person will help to run and develop some of our image analysis based programs to capture phenotypes. At the core of our research is a novel RM system that we have invented to collect images and time-lapse movies of fluorescently-labeled neurons in high throughput format. We use our microscopy system to extract various types of biological information about how patient stem cell derived neurons grow and respond to candidate drugs. Some ICC, QRT-PCR and cell culture with other cells types may also be part of duties. We have collaborations with many industry and academic groups, publish our work in high profile scientific journals, and present our work at international conferences.


Link: https://careers-gladstone.icims.com/jobs/1487/research-associate-i/job?mode=job&iis=Job+Board+-+Indeed.com&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=990&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Employer: Gladstone Institutes
Location: San Francisco, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MS (preferred)
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 2nd, 2018
Gladstone InstitutesSan Francisco, CAMS (preferred)ALSJul 02, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bertolotti Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bertolotti Lab

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We are looking for a post-doctoral scientist to join Dr Anne Bertolotti’s pioneering research programme, which focuses on innovative approaches to rescue cells from protein misfolding, a condition at the origin of many human diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases. One of such approaches consist in selective inhibition of phosphatases, an important discovery because phosphatases were thought to be undruggable before this work (see Tsaytler et al., 2011, Science, 332, 91-4; and Das et al., 2015, Science, 348, 239-242, Carrara, M., Sigurdardottir, A., & Bertolotti, A. (2017). Nat Struct Mol Biol, 24(9), 708–716).


You will join a strong inter-disciplinary team at the LMB, which has broad expertise extending from biochemistry, structural, chemical, molecular and cell biology through to transgenic animals models of degenerative diseases. We also have an excellent record of innovative basic research leading to applications in medicine.


You will make a significant contribution to a project aimed at capitalizing on our pioneering discoveries on phosphatases and assess the therapeutic potential of newly discovered inhibitors in diverse mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases.


You will have a PhD molecular biology or due to complete doctoral studies within 6 months of applying. Relevant experience is required and this must be best attested by at least one impactful publication. Experience working with mice and conducting behavioral and molecular studies in mice is essential. Experience with neurodegenerative diseases and having an interest in chemical biology, signaling and/or stress responses/protein quality control is desirable.


You will enjoy interacting with a dynamic interdisciplinary team sharing a passion for science and a commitment to explore the unknown.


The successful candidate will be awarded a three-year MRC Career Development Fellowship/MRCPostdoctoral Training Scheme, which is a training and development position for a postdoctoral scientist who has recently completed doctoral studies or is moving into a new research discipline.


To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/tmpwid-7cc8_dfa8ad6b-8b10-4afd-81a6-42c3dbf9b037/candidate/postings/977. If you are unable to apply online please contact us at [email protected].


Further information about the position may be obtained from Dr Anne Bertolotti ([email protected])


Link: https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/tmpwid-7cc8_dfa8ad6b-8b10-4afd-81a6-42c3dbf9b037/candidate/postings/977
Employer: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Location: Cambridge, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: June 30th, 2018
Applications close: July 30th, 2018
MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridge, EnglandPhDALSJun 30, 2018
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Chemical Biology

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Chemical Biology

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Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels in the basic science areas of chemical biology, metabolism and neuroscience. A key part of a Program in Chemical Biology of the School’s Precision Health Initiative (PHI), this search is also aligned with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BIOM), Stark Neuroscience Research Institute (SNRI) and NIH-designated Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD). Applications are welcome from all areas of chemical biology, however, applications with a molecular and/or pharmacological research emphasis in areas such as metabolism\insulin resistance\islet biology and neurodegenerative disease states are highly encouraged. A primary appointment for successful applicants may be based in any of these units as appropriate to the credentials and goals of the candidate.


Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, summary of past accomplishments and future research plans, and the names and contact information for 3-5 references in electronic format. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately and on an on-going basis until positions are filled.


Link: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/11216646/assistant-associate-full-professor-precision-health-initiative
Employer: Indiana University
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 29th, 2018
Indiana UniversityIndianapolis, INPhDNDGJun 29, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Roberson Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Roberson Lab

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Postdoctoral fellowships are available in the laboratory of Dr. Erik Roberson (www.uab.edu/roberson) to study molecular pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Our work focuses on the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia using mouse and cell models, with an emphasis on questions of translational importance. Multiple fully funded positions are available immediately, working in areas including tau, hyperexcitability, and interneuron dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease and progranulin gene therapy for frontotemporal dementia.


The lab is a dynamic and interactive group, based within one of the leading neurodegeneration research institutes, the highly collaborative Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics at UAB. Prior fellows in the lab have been successful in obtaining both academic faculty and industry positions as well as independent funding including the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or both, and should be highly motivated, creative, and productive, with excellent oral and written communication skills. A strong publication record is important. Expertise with mouse models, stereotaxic surgery, EEG, and/or synaptic physiology in slice preparations is particularly desirable.


Please send Curriculum Vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Roberson, [email protected].


Link: http://uab.edu/roberson
Employer: University of Alabama
Location: University of Alabama
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: FTD
Job posted: June 27th, 2018
Applications close: August 26th, 2018
University of AlabamaUniversity of AlabamaPhDFTDJun 27, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

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The Program in Neuroscience and Behavior at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in systems neuroscience beginning July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to build a rigorous program of high quality research that integrally involves the contributions of undergraduate students. Research interests across the discipline of neuroscience are welcome and may include vertebrate and invertebrate models, or computational approaches. We also seek candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who will teach 4 courses per year, which may include an introductory course, the development of an intermediate neuroscience course, and upper-level laboratory and seminar courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.


Mount Holyoke supports faculty scholarship through competitive start-up funds, travel support, internal grants, and a generous sabbatical policy. Newly renovated laboratory spaces are available to accommodate mammalian and non-mammalian model organisms. Mount Holyoke also offers a comprehensive faculty mentoring program and invests in faculty across their career span. All candidates should have a doctorate at the time of application; postdoctoral experience is preferred.


Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a cover letter, a CV and statements on the following: (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research plans, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1562432/assistant-professor-of-neuroscience-and-behavior/
Employer: Mount Holyoke College
Location: South Hadley, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 25th, 2018
Mount Holyoke CollegeSouth Hadley, MAPhDNDGJun 25, 2018
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Pathology

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Pathology

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The Department of Pathology (http://pathology.ucsd.edu) at the University of California San Diego seeks exceptional scientists with neurodegeneration research programs for a faculty position(s).


The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.


A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:


HS Clinical Professor – see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-278.pdf

Clinical X Professor – see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-275.pdf

Adjunct Professor – see: http://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-280.pdf

In-Residence Professor – see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf


Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD degree in relevant areas of neurosciences and pathology, a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement and research excellence. Candidates must also have an innovative research focus in neurodegeneration.


Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01809.


Link: http://apptrkr.com/1243563
Employer: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD and/or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 20th, 2018
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAMD and/or PhDNDGJun 20, 2018
Assistant Professor, Computational Clinical Neuroscience

Assistant Professor, Computational Clinical Neuroscience

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The Department of Psychology at Tufts University is seeking applicants at the assistant professor level for a tenure-track position in computational clinical neuroscience to begin September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or be ABD) and an active research program capable of supporting extramural funding. Area of specialization is open, but candidates should use mathematical and computational modeling approaches (e.g., Bayesian, connectionist, reinforcement learning) and/or data science approaches in their research; candidates with research interests that bridge to those of other members of the department are of particular interest. Potential research areas might include, but are not limited to, characterizing core computational and/or neural network disruptions underlying psychological disorders; identifying neural markers that predict mental health problems and/or treatment response; testing predictions developed from computational models of basic perceptual, cognitive, or affective mechanisms in clinical populations; and applying advanced analytic approaches (e.g., multivariate analysis, machine learning) to complex neuroimaging datasets (including fMRI, EEG/ERP, and MEG).


The successful candidate will utilize methods and ask questions that can contribute to the university’s new Data Intensive Studies Center (or DISC, see http://viceprovost.tufts.edu/data-intensive-study-center/). Applicants should be interested in teaching introductory, advanced, and quantitatively-oriented courses that will contribute to our undergraduate majors in Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, and Cognitive & Brain Sciences; to our Ph.D. graduate programs in Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science; and to the new degree programs within the DISC. Teaching load would be four courses per year or the equivalent, with opportunities for workload-related reductions.


Applicants should submit via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/51438) the following materials: a one-page cover letter discussing their potential contributions to the department and to the DISC initiative at Tufts; a C.V.; a statement of research accomplishments and future plans (note that our department embraces open and reproducible science, and candidates are encouraged to address how they pursue these goals in their work); a statement of teaching experience and approach; three letters of recommendation which should be uploaded by recommenders directly to the Interfolio site; copies of representative scholarly work (no more than three); and a brief diversity statement that describes the candidate’s aspirations and potential for promoting diversity and inclusion in their professional career. Inquiries should be emailed to Department Manager Jessica Storozuk ([email protected]).


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/51438
Employer: Tufts University
Location: Medford, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 19th, 2018
Tufts UniversityMedford, MAPhDNDGJun 19, 2018
Research Assistant, Fisher Lab

Research Assistant, Fisher Lab

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We are seeking a research assistant, ideally already skilled in the molecular cloning techniques required for gene targeting in the mouse. The post-holder will support a new group at MRC Harwell and the Senior Investigator Scientist who will run this group, in collaboration with Professor Elizabeth Fisher at UCL, to make gene targeted mouse models for studying neurodegeneration.


This is an exciting and challenging position. The post-holder will be part of a larger Harwell – UCL Institute of Neurology group studying neurodegeneration, and will work with full support from the various services offered by MRC Harwell and at UCL. The candidate must have an interest in the technicalities of genome engineering and the biology of neurodegenerative disease.


The salary: £22,201 – £25,976.


Applications will be accepted on the MRC Harwell website until July 8, 2018.


Link: https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/955
Employer: MRC Harwell Institute
Location: Harwell, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BSc
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 13th, 2018
MRC Harwell InstituteHarwell, EnglandBScNDGJun 13, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Patsopoulos Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Patsopoulos Lab

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The Patsopoulos Laboratory at the Ann Romney Center of Neurological Diseases (ARCND), Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly-motivated post-doctoral fellow to be part of a leading team that aims to unravel the mechanisms of neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases.


The Patsopoulos Lab, headed by Nikolaos Patsopoulos, M.D., Ph.D., is leading large-scale efforts to decipher the genetic component of neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases and specializes in integrating extensive heterogeneous data to inform personalized decision-making. The group uses in-house and publicly available data for the unbiased identification of key genes and pathways; it also designs avant-garde experimental procedures to create cell-specific and patient-specific response networks. The group collaborates closely with teams in the ARCND, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.


We are looking for one (1) post-doctoral fellow to join our group and work on large-scale RNA-seq and other sequencing based data. Expert knowledge in one or more of the following areas would be considered an advantage:


1) Analysis of next-generation sequencing, including but not limited to RNA-Seq, small RNA-Seq, GRO-Seq, Chip-Seq, and/or proteomic datasets.

2) Systems biology and/or integration of multi-omic data, with an emphasis in methods using summary statistics.

3) Track record in C/C++ and parallel computing (GPUs/Xeon Phis) will be prioritized.


The candidates should have demonstrated excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality research publications, and be able to conduct independent creative research, as well as show good inter-personal and communication skills. Excellent skills in scripting, e.g. Python, and statistical languages, e.g. R, are prerequisite. Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree is required for all positions.


To apply, please email your CV, cover letter summarizing your experience, and the contact information of three references to [email protected], addressed to Nikolaos Patsopoulos M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology and Genetics.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/646221-post-doctoral-fellow-in-the-patsopoulos-lab-brigham-and-women-s-hospital-harvard-medical-school
Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD, MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 11th, 2018
Brigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MAPhD, MDNDGJun 11, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Walker Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Walker Lab

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Adam Walker is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join his laboratory at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. The lab focuses on molecular, cellular and mouse model studies of the causes and potential treatments for motor neuron disease (MND) and frontotemporal dementia. We are an enthusiastic, cooperative, dedicated and ambitious group working towards finding cures for disease. For more information please visit qbi.uq.edu.au/walkergroup and walkerneurolab.org.


This position will involve conducting and analysing experiments to understand molecular mechanisms and identify potential treatments for motor neuron disease and frontotemporal dementia, with a focus on cellular stress responses, protein aggregation and novel pathogenic biochemical pathways. You will use techniques including biochemistry, primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry, advanced molecular biology and microscopy, lentiviruses and AAVs, analysis of human tissues, and transgenic mouse stereotactic surgery, behavioural analysis and pre-clinical testing, to identify and understand new potential therapeutic targets.


Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant area of research, such as neuroscience or cell biology. You will have demonstrated expertise in techniques involving biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or mouse models of neurological disease (including stereotactic surgery in neonatal and adult mice).


Experience in the use of cutting-edge techniques including CRISPR and in vivo AAVs, and a deep understanding of molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration with particular focus on MND and FTD will be an advantage. You will have a strong desire to make important scientific discoveries, to build new research directions and to apply your expertise and develop new skills to advance our research goals. Your record of high-profile first-author publications in neuroscience or cell biology together with your record of success in competitive funding schemes, and prizes and awards for research, will make you an ideal candidate for this position.


To discuss this role please contact Dr Adam Walker via email [email protected]


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button on this webpage. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


Note: The closing date has been extended to July 9, 2018.


Link: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36441307
Employer: University of Queensland
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: June 11th, 2018
University of QueenslandBrisbane, AustraliaPhDALS, FTDJun 11, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Xu Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Xu Lab

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A postdoctoral position is available in Zuoshang Xu’s laboratory to study mechanism of motoneuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease. We are studying how mutant genes such as SOD1, PFN1 and TDP-43 cause motor neuron degeneration and ALS. Techniques utilized include transgenic mice, cell culture, fluorescent imaging, and other molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches.


Highly motivated scientists with a Ph.D., proficiency in molecular biology and a strong interest in neurodegenerative disease are encouraged to apply. Send curriculum vitae and names of three references to:


Zuoshang Xu, MD, Ph.D.


Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology


University of Massachusetts Medical School


55 Lake Avenue N


Worcester, MA 01655


Fax: (508) 856-5080


e-mail: [email protected]





Link: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/31164/post-doctoral-associate-/job
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: June 11th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALSJun 11, 2018

Industry

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Sr. Scientist, Neuroscience & Imaging

Sr. Scientist, Neuroscience & Imaging

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The Neuroscience Exploratory Biology Lead will have the responsibility for testing novel concepts in cell based drug discovery and target validation for neurodegenerative diseases. The two foundational activities of this group will be to evaluate and implement new cell based screening approaches and, secondly, to develop and support internal collaborations that exploit Celgene expertise in target and lead discovery. The position will have an outward facing role as well, utilizing and leading collaborations with contract research organizations, academic labs, and other drug discovery companies to fulfill the mission of developing new therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in applying a variety of genetic and compound based screening approaches in a relevant field of biology. The candidate should be equally adept contributing to our science directly and through leading and guiding others.


Link: http://jobs.celgene.com/ShowJob/Id/1680289/Sr.%20Scientist,%20Neuroscience%20%20%20Imaging
Employer: Celgene
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 30th, 2018
CelgeneCambridge, MAPhDNDGJul 30, 2018
Research Associate

Research Associate

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Description:

We are looking to recruit a talented and motivated Research Associate to join our highly dynamic neuroscience team. The successful candidate would work on the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and neuroprotection strategies. In addition to our commitment to multidisciplinary, cutting-edge research, we are committed to mentoring, supporting, and encouraging our team members to grow scientifically, take initiatives, bring new ideas, and play a leading role in our research, which is an important part of our culture and the secret to our success. Candidates who aspire to become part of an innovative and scientifically inspiring environment, with unlimited resources and state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, who enjoy collaborating within and outside of a team, have a passion for scientific discovery, face challenges with a positive attitude, can multitask and work independently, and are dedicated to high quality research, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be able to fulfill the following key responsibilities and will meet the following requirements:


Responsibilities:


1) Characterize the aggregation properties of proteins associated with neurodegeneration using biochemistry and immunocytochemistry.

2) Examine the role of protein misfolding and aggregation in neuronal function in vitro and in vivo.

3) Investigate mechanisms of cell-to-cell propagation of protein aggregation using cell-based systems.

4) Perform immunohistochemical, biochemical and behavioral analyses of mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis.

5) Generate DNA constructs and develop assays for examination of the relationship between protein homeostasis mechanisms and protein aggregation and clearance.

6) Keep abreast of current/relevant literature in order to further develop scientific expertise, new assays and expand scientific/technical knowledge and skill sets.

7) Participate in group and departmental meetings and give presentations.

8) Document experiments, results and findings in laboratory notebook.

9) Contribute to writing of protocols, method development reports, and articles for publication.


Link: https://careers.regeneron.com/job/REGEA0026306190/Research-Associate-neurodegenerative-diseases
Employer: Regeneron
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS degree (MS preferred)
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 18th, 2018
RegeneronTarrytown, NYBS degree (MS preferred)NDGJul 18, 2018
Research Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Immunology

Research Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Immunology

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Description:

Amgen Neuroscience is looking for a motivated cell and molecular biologist to be a driver of our efforts to develop therapies for neurodegenerative disease. As the field of neuroimmunology holds great potential for neurodegenerative disease treatments, the candidate will bring a perspective on the innate immune system to construct assays and uncover decision-driving human biology. This position is for the dedicated experimentalist who will work in a multidisciplinary team as part of our pre-clinical research. Core areas of focus will be translating genetics and human biology observations into both in vitro and in vivo systems to understand modifiers of neurodegenerative pathology. Also, this position will be charged with exploring the emerging target space of the immune system in the brain via functional genomics (siRNA, shRNA, CRISPR/Cas9, and chemogenomic screens), proteomics, and transcriptomics.


A second point of emphasis for this position is innovation in genome editing techniques (CRISPR/Cas9 and variants) to advance neurodegenerative disease research. To validate targets in the neuroimmunology space, we seek to integrating cell line generation, molecular biology, and genome editing methodologies. Working effectively with bio-informaticists, chemists, and a variety of in vivo and in vitro-oriented collaborators is essential for success. This position is designed for someone seeking to become a technical leader and a critical resource within Amgen Neuroscience. A core aim will be discovering new biological insight to enable drug discovery programs within Amgen and to impact the external scientific community through publication.


Link: https://careers.amgen.com/job/8507703/molecular-and-cellular-neuroimmunologist-cambridge-ma/
Employer: Amgen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 18th, 2018
AmgenCambridge, MAPhDNDGJul 18, 2018
Senior Leader, Translational Medicine, Neurology

Senior Leader, Translational Medicine, Neurology

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Description:

The Neuroscience Translational Medicine group at Roche is recruiting a Translational Medicine Leader to lead early development projects, chiefly in the areas of neurodegenerative and neuro-immunologic disorders. The position reports directly to the Section Head of Translational Medicine Neuroscience/Neurology. In this role you will lead early stage clinical projects through proof of mechanism and proof of concept to transform molecules into new medicines in area with high unmet medical need.


Link: https://www.roche.com/careers/jobs/jobsearch/job.htm?id=E-201805-105704&locale=en&title=Senior+Translational+Medicine+Leader-Neurology
Employer: Roche
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 6th, 2018
RocheBasel, SwitzerlandMD or MD/PhDNDGJul 06, 2018
Clinical Scientist

Clinical Scientist

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Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on scientist who is capable of performing multiple duties inherent in clinical development and comfortable working in an open environment. The clinical scientist will be an integral member of the clinical team and support programs both in the clinic and preparing to enter the clinic. This person will provide cross-functional support to programs by working closely the Medical, Operational, Regulatory, Biomarker, and Technical groups. Successful applicants are expected to function with a high degree of independence in a fast-paced start-up environment while also working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to the development of new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/clinical-scientist-at-prevail-therapeutics-706779217/
Employer: Prevail Therapeutics
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or PharmD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: July 5th, 2018
Prevail TherapeuticsNew York, NYPhD or PharmDNDGJul 05, 2018
Medical Director, Clinical Development (ALS, SMA)

Medical Director, Clinical Development (ALS, SMA)

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Description:

The position of Associate Medical Director/Medical Director, Clinical Development sits within Pain, Neuromuscular and Rare Disease of Late Stage Clinical Development. The new Medical Director will support neuromuscular indications including Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The successful candidate will demonstrate the flexibility and capability to function at a high level across multiple studies. Activities include direct responsibility for advancing high priority clinical programs through clinical study design and execution, development of biomarker strategies, as well as interpretation of data from key clinical studies. The individual who assumes this position will interact with multiple levels of management within Biogen, external stakeholders in the medical community as well with global regulatory authorities.


Link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&noback=0&partnerid=169&siteid=5140&jobid=812014#jobDetails=812014_5140
Employer: Biogen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MD, PhD, or PharmD
Conditions: ALS, SMA
Job posted: June 29th, 2018
BiogenCambridge, MAMD, PhD, or PharmDALS, SMAJun 29, 2018
Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Neuroscience Exploratory Biology Lead at Celgene will have the responsibility for testing novel concepts in cell based drug discovery and target validation for neurodegenerative diseases. The two foundational activities of this group will be to evaluate and implement new cell based screening approaches and, secondly, to develop and support internal collaborations that exploit Celgene expertise in target and lead discovery. The position will have an outward facing role as well, utilizing and leading collaborations with contract research organizations, academic labs, and other drug discovery companies to fulfill the mission of developing new therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in applying a variety of genetic and compound based screening approaches in a relevant field of biology. The candidate should be equally adept contributing to our science directly and through leading and guiding others.


Link: http://jobs.celgene.com/ShowJob/Id/1680289/Sr.%20Scientist,%20Neuroscience%20%20%20Imaging
Employer: Celgene
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 24th, 2018
CelgeneCambridge, MAPhDNDGJun 24, 2018
Scientist I

Scientist I

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Description:

Voyager is seeking a highly motivated neurobiologist to contribute to our research team. This is an ideal position for an individual with a strong background in in vivo experimental methods and readouts, who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and cross-disciplinary start-up biotech environment. The individual will work in the laboratory and be responsible for experimental execution and data analysis for research studies supporting cutting edge therapeutic programs and platform discovery research in neurodegenerative disease areas. The successful candidate will have extensive prior experience in drug discovery in neurodegenerative diseases and with hands-on techniques in stereotaxic surgery, in vivo behavioral assays of rodent models, CNS tissue dissection, and downstream analysis (RT-qPCR, western blot and ELISA).


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/726802274/
Employer: Voyager Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 16th, 2018
Voyager TherapeuticsCambridge, MAPhDNDGJun 16, 2018
Director, Research, Neuroscience (ALS and PD)

Director, Research, Neuroscience (ALS and PD)

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Description:

Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. As a science-based, patient-focused organization, we discover and develop innovative therapies to treat serious illnesses. Our medicines have made a dramatic difference in the lives of millions. To underpin our commitment to serve patients, Amgen is hiring a Director, Research in our Neuroscience group at our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA).


•Lead Parkinson’s disease (PD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) discovery research efforts from target identification and validation to preclinical discovery characterization and clinical candidate nomination


•Develop and execute a research strategy to establish a sustainable and innovative pipeline in PD and ALS with a strong emphasis on human genetic insights


•Enhance the scientific reputation of Amgen and increase the external visibility in the PD and ALS areas by establishing impactful external research collaborations, participating in and presenting at key external meetings and publishing in peer-reviewed journals


•Build seamless collaborative partnership with Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic team, and other Neuroscience groups, to maximize resources and eliminate operational redundancies


•Ensure a highly effective partnership with functions in Therapeutic Discovery, Translational Sciences, Clinical Development, Process Development and Commercial and effectively position preclinical development candidates with these key stakeholders


•Participate in business development efforts resulting in the acquisition of innovative assets and/or enabling technologies that enhance the PD and ALS discovery research pipeline


•Recruit, develop and retain world class scientists, building a strong research team as evidenced by pipeline productivity and external scientific reputation


•Effectively represent Amgen by presenting the company’s capabilities and technologies and value of the PD, ALS and Neuroscience pipeline to external constituents


•Ensure that Amgen derives its sense of purpose from the needs of the patient and that all key decisions are made from a patient-centered perspective


Link: https://careers.amgen.com/job/8390459/dir-research-neuroscience-cambridge-ma/
Employer: Amgen
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD preferred
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: June 12th, 2018
AmgenCambridge, MAPhD preferredALSJun 12, 2018
Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist

Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist

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Description:

Prevail Therapeutics is a venture capital-backed, New York City-based biotechnology company, with a mission to cure Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases using gene therapy approaches. The primary responsibility is to perform bioanalytical and cell-based assays and to assist our efforts to identify and advance the development of novel targets for neurodegenerative disorders. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, scientist with excellent interpersonal skills who is 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.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/482363/multiple-positions-at-varying-levels-of-scientist/
Employer: Prevail Therapeutics
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: June 12th, 2018
Prevail TherapeuticsNew York, NYPhDNDGJun 12, 2018

Non-Profit and Government

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
Epidemiologist

Epidemiologist

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Description:

The Epidemiologist I serves as the Registry Coordinator for the Massachusetts statewide registry of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Responsibilities include those related to the day-to-day operation of the Registry, including contact with all patient reporting sources to ensure complete case ascertainment, oversight of data abstraction and data verification activities, data entry of all clinical files received, and the oversight of all electronic and paper Registry files.


This position is also responsible for maintaining a clean and accurate Registry database, conducting statistical analyses on program evaluation and ALS epidemiology in Massachusetts, assisting in the preparation of statistical reports, attending public meetings, and working with other technical staff on special studies. Other duties will include organizing annual advisory committee meetings and collaborating with other Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) staff in the design and implementation of other environmentally-related chronic disease surveillance systems. This position requires strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to conduct basic statistical analyses using Access, Excel, and SAS.


Link: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800040G&tz=GMT-05:00&src=JB-10080
Employer: Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Non-Profit
Degree required: BS or MS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: July 5th, 2018
Massachusetts Department of Public HealthBoston, MABS or MSALSJul 05, 2018