Figure 3. HNF-6 is required for proper morphology of the neuromuscular junction.
Image credit: Audouard, et.al. 2012 under CC BY license

Job Opportunities

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

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


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Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Scientific Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics

Scientific Director, Neurodegenerative Disease Genomics

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


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

Professor, Neuroimmunology

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Description:

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


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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Hu Lab

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Description:

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


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

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurobiology and Anatomy

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Description:

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


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


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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Xia Lab

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Description:

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


 


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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Mentis and Shneider Labs

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Description:

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


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


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


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

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neurological Therapeutics

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Description:

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


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


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


Lauren Kelly

Executive Assistant to the Director

RWJMS Institute for Neurological Therapeutics

[email protected]


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

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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Description:

The Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek applicants who utilize innovative methodological approaches to investigate basic mechanisms of neural development, regeneration, or neural circuit function and how perturbation of these mechanisms contributes to neurological, neurodegenerative, and/or psychiatric diseases. The new investigator will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with a diverse group of individuals in basic science and clinical departments within the School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. Case Western Reserve University has an outstanding infrastructure for biomedical research including recently renovated animal facilities and core facilities supporting state-of-the-art methodologies in cellular and whole animal imaging, behavioral analyses, and proteomics and genomics. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has committed significant resources for major expansion of neuroscience research.


Applicants for a position as Assistant Professor should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, 3 to 5 years postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of scholarly activity. Candidates for appointment as Associate Professor should have these credentials and be nationally recognized scholars with a strong, externally funded research program.


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, names of three references and be submitted electronically at http://apply.interfolio.com/57451. The Interfolio application site will open on December 1, 2018 and close on January 28, 2019. For technical questions about your application, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or [email protected]


Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/57451
Employer: Case Western
Location: Cleveland, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: December 1st, 2018
Applications close: January 28th, 2019
Case WesternCleveland, OHPhD and/or MDNDGDec 01, 2018
Graduate Studentship, Kadirkamanathan Lab

Graduate Studentship, Kadirkamanathan Lab

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Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated data scientist to help us develop new technology to monitor debilitating neurological conditions. Nerve and muscle diseases, such as motor neurone disease, cause progressive paralysis. Many of these conditions have no cure and new research is held back by the lack of a means to determine disease progression.


Electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a simple, non-invasive way of assessing muscle health in which an imperceptible electrical current is passed through the muscle. We have developed a novel approach to EIS which assesses muscle architecture in greater detail than previously possible.


The aim of this project is to identify disease and track change over time by applying advanced signal processing techniques to real patient data. Through this work you will develop a new way for clinicians to diagnose and monitor patients with nerve and muscle diseases.


This exciting PhD is a collaboration between scientists at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) and the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. You will work closely with clinicians and engineers and gain experience of multi-disciplinary team science.


The project will require candidates to have excellent mathematical and/or computational skills. Prospective candidates should have a good honours degree (Class 1 or 2:1) in Control, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or other related disciplines.


Funding


A fully funded studentship provided by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) is available. The start date can be either March or October 2019.


The funding lasts for 3.5 years and includes Home/EU fees, as well as tax-free stipend at the UK Research Council rate (£14,777 for 2018/19). UK nationals and non-UK EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the studentship are eligible to apply.


Enquires: Interested candidates should contact Dr James Alix (email: [email protected]) and Professor Visakan Kadirkamanathan (email: [email protected]).


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOP470/phd-studentship-limb-health-limb-impedance-of-muscle-for-better-health
Employer: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 30th, 2018
Applications close: January 31st, 2019
University of SheffieldSheffield, EnglandBSALSNov 30, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gao Lab

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Description:

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fen-Biao Gao at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to study molecular pathogenic mechanisms of fronototemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Lu et al., Mol. Cell 2013; Gascon et al., Nat. Med. 2014; Freibaum*, Lu* et al., Nature 2015; Tran et al., Neuron 2015; Lopez-Gonzalez et al., Neuron 2016). Candidates with strong research experience in mouse or Drosophila genetics and molecular/cellular biology are encouraged to apply. Interested please send CV to [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=667273
Employer: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: November 29th, 2018
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MAPhDALS, FTDNov 29, 2018
Professor, Cell Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Professor, Cell Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Description:

At the Jena University Hospital (JUH), Institute of Human Genetics (Director Prof. Dr. Christian Hübner), application are invited for a Professorship (W2 with tenure track to W3) for Cell Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases. The person to be appointed will represent the subject in research and teaching. There is also the possibility to participate in medical services. It is expected that the appointee strengthens the faculty’s research foci.


Requirements include a university degree in a life science, postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation) or equivalent scientific qualification and teaching skills. The candidate should have an outstanding track record in publications and extramurally funded research.


The successful candidate will be employed for six years first. On a successful completion of the Tenure review after six years of employment, the position will be promoted to a professorship paid on salary scale W3 without additional selection procedure.


The JUH and Friedrich Schiller University Jena are committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching. Therefore, JUH and the University actively encourage qualified female scientists to apply. In case of equal qualifications, applicants who have a disability will be favoured over the others.


Please note the guidelines about the application documents which can be found on https://www.uniklinikum-jena.de/appointment.html. Your application is received by the Dean Prof. Dr. K. Benndorf, Faculty of Medicine of Friedrich Schiller University, Bachstr. 18, 07743 Jena until January 8, 2019.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=667267
Employer: Jena University Hospital
Location: Jena, Germany
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 29th, 2018
Jena University HospitalJena, GermanyPhDNDGNov 29, 2018
Group Leader, Neuroscience

Group Leader, Neuroscience

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Description:

We are seeking to recruit new Group Leaders at junior or midcareer level. We offer attractive start-up packages and state-of-the-art laboratories and infrastructures to young group leaders, typically as a first independent position specialised in non-human primate (patho)physiology of neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimer Disease & Parkinson Disease), or in chemical biology, biosensors, structural biology, physical chemistry of molecular assemblies, cell biology and synapse physiology, modelling from molecular and cellular mechanism to neural circuits, all for neuroscience applications.


Neuroscience in Bordeaux, France, has grown over the last 10 years to become one of the largest scientific communities in the field of Neuroscience in Europe. Encompassing a total of 650 international scientists organized in 6 main independent research centers, 10 core facilities and the Bordeaux School of Neuroscience, the neuroscience in Bordeaux, France, constitutes an exciting international environment with worldwide recognition in the fields of addiction, brain imaging, synapse biology, memory and dementia, sleep, attention and cognition, movement disorders, pain and sensory functions, pathophysiology of brain development, nutrition and neuro-inflammation.


Two major site grants enable to position Bordeaux Neurocampus as a foremost center to meet the challenges of brain research. The Neurocampus project, fully supported by the University of Bordeaux, CNRS, INSERM and the Aquitaine Regional Government, consists into the extension of Neurocentre Magendie (+ 8 000 m2) and of the construction of a 12 000m2 new building which hosts laboratories, animal facilities and the Bordeaux Imaging Center. It also supports the installation of new international research teams, start-up companies and medical patients’ association.


We expect candidates to develop a competitive, independent research program in his/her respective field, local collaboration and integration into the Bordeaux neuroscience community. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree, with a record of outstanding training and exceptional research potential. Applications from abroad are expressly welcome. We strive to increase the proportion of female staff and expressly encourages qualified women to apply.


Interested candidates should submit:

-a complete CV,

-a description of research interests (achievements and projects, max 5 pages),

-a name and contact of three references who will be independently asked to provide support letters


The deadline for applications is February 28th, 2019. Preselection of the candidates will occur in spring before onsite interview in June 2019.

For additional information, please contact: [email protected]


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11728240/group-leader-position-in-neuroscience-bordeaux-france
Employer: Université de Bordeaux
Location: Bordeaux, France
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD/PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 27th, 2018
Applications close: February 28th, 2019
Université de BordeauxBordeaux, FrancePhD or MD/PhDNDGNov 27, 2018
Research Assistant

Research Assistant

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We are seeking a part-time Research Assistant in Motor Neuron Disease to join the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN). The post offers the opportunity to become proficient in the culture of fibroblasts, and motor and cortical neurons from iPSCs and to gain experience in neurodegeneration research as it relates to motor neuron disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). As such the post would be very suitable for a bioscience graduate who is considering going on to study for a doctorate in neuroscience.


Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the provision of research support for the Motor Neuron Disease research group, contributing to: the maintenance and analysis of neuronal cultures derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from patients seen in the Oxford Motor Neuron Disease clinic; the processing and biobanking of biosamples (blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid and skin biopsies) from patients participating in a major biomarker research project entitled ‘A Multicentre Biomarker Resource Strategy in ALS’ (AMBRoSIA).


You will have experience of following and adapting laboratory protocols and selecting appropriate experimental methodologies, pursue a degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. biological sciences, including neuroscience), possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within the established research programmes, along with excellent communication skills, including the ability to write text that can be published, present data at conferences, and represent the research group at meetings.


The post is part-time (0.6 FTE) at 22.5 hours per week for a fixed-term of 12 months in the first instance.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 4 January 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 9 January 2019.


Link: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_internal_external=E&p_form_profile_detail=&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=137484&p_display_in_irish=N&p_applicant_no=&p_company=10&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_process_type=
Employer: University of Oxford
Location: Oxford, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 26th, 2018
Applications close: January 4th, 2019
University of OxfordOxford, EnglandBSALSNov 26, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bang Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bang Lab

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Dr. Anne Bang leads efforts at the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics to develop patient cell specific and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-based disease models for drug screening and drug target identification. Her research program is primarily focused on neurological and neuromuscular disease, with the aim of designing human cell-based models and assays that reflect higher order cellular functions and recapitulate disease phenotypes, yet have the throughput and reproducibility required for drug discovery.


The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting research related to developing patient specific, cell based, “disease in a dish” models for neurological disease to screen for drugs, validate new targets and chemical molecules, and probe underlying cellular and molecular processes. The project will focus on the development of models representing neurological disease phenotypes, using patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), and will utilize high throughput drug screening technologies.


Link: https://www.sbpdiscovery.org/about/careers?jobID=219793
Employer: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Location: La Jolla, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 19th, 2018
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery InstituteLa Jolla, CAMD or PhDNDGNov 19, 2018
Director, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Director, Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Applications are invited for the position of Director of the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Tanz Centre) in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, CANADA.


The incoming Director will be an internationally recognized leader in neurodegeneration research with the experience to catalyze research—from fundamental neuroscience and cellular mechanisms to translation research—in all areas of neurodegenerative diseases with a commitment to open data and open science. They will have a record of successful collaborative leadership and possess outstanding relationship and business acumen to create and engage partnerships across a complex network of healthcare institutions.

The successful candidate will be deeply committed to excellence in education, demonstrate teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels, and have significant experience as an effective mentor/supervisor. They will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to maintain and lead a strong, independent, externally-funded research program. Experience and/or enthusiasm in fundraising would be an asset. The successful candidate must have a clear vision and demonstrated ability to take the Tanz Centre to an even higher level of achievement and international recognition.


The successful candidate will have a PhD and/or medical degree in a related discipline. They must either hold or be eligible for a faculty appointment at a senior academic rank at the University of Toronto at a level of accomplishment for a competitive funding package. The Faculty of Medicine is currently in a campaign to raise philanthropic funds to support the incoming Director of the Tanz Centre and their priorities.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes (in order) (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of current and long-term research interests (three to five pages), (4) a statement of teaching philosophy (one page), and (5) three letters of reference. Submission guidelines are available for consultation.


The closing date for this position is Monday January 7, 2019.


Link: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804740&tz=GMT-05%3A00
Employer: University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, Canada
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD and/or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 13th, 2018
University of TorontoToronto, CanadaPhD and/or MDNDGNov 13, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Maragakis Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Maragakis Lab

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The ALS Center for Cell Therapy and Regeneration Research at Johns Hopkins is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to participate in research utilizing human induced pluripotent stem cell models of neurodegenerative disease, with an emphasis on motor neuron diseases (ALS). The fellowship will use stem cell methodologies to both investigate disease pathogenesis as well as evaluate potential therapeutics. There is also a programmatic interest in the investigation of astrocyte-mediated contributions to the progression of disease in ALS with an emphasis on human iPSC-derived astrocyte biology and electrophysiology.


Preference will be given to candidates whose research is related to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders and/or stem cell biology.


Interested candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, and a demonstrated capacity to perform creative and original research. Interested applicants should send their resumes by email to Dr. Nicholas J. Maragakis at [email protected]


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/486927/postdoctoral-position-als-center-for-cell-therapy-and-regeneration-research-at-johns-hopkins/
Employer: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 13th, 2018
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDPhD or MDALSNov 13, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

Faculty (Open Rank), Neuroscience

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Employer University of Kentucky Department of Neuroscience

Location University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience Lexington, Kentucky (US)

Salary Compensation will becommensurate with experience.

Posted November 12 2018

Discipline Life Sciences, Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Health Sciences, Translational Research

Position Type Full Time

Organization Type Academia

Job Type Faculty

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The Department of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky (https://neuroscience.med.uky.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. Applicants who study the mechanisms of central nervous system function and plasticity are encouraged to apply. The research interests of newly appointed faculty will complement those of existing collaborative teams within the Department and across the College studying neurotrauma, epilepsy, stroke, aging, neurodegenerative diseases, and motivated behaviors. New faculty will also contribute to graduate training and to the neuroscience or anatomical science teaching missions of the department. Qualified candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have at least three years of postdoctoral experience in neuroscience or a related field, with a strong record of scholarly activity and clear potential to secure extramural funding for their research program. Candidates applying for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor should also be nationally or internationally recognized scholars with consistent externally funded research programs.


Application materials should be emailed to Ms. Avalon Sandoval ([email protected]) and should include: 1) a cover letter addressed to Bret N. Smith, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a two to three page description of research plans; 4) a statement of teaching interests; 5) two recent key publications; and 6) names/contact information for at least three references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 7, 2018; the search will remain open until the position is filled. If offered this position, you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.


Link: https://jobs.sciencecareers.org/job/486923/assistant-associate-full-professor-of-neuroscience-tenure-track-/
Employer: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, KY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 12th, 2018
University of KentuckyLexington, KYPhDNDGNov 12, 2018
Graduate Studentship, Sterneckert Lab

Graduate Studentship, Sterneckert Lab

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At TU Dresden the Junior Research Group of Dr. Jared Sterneckert, “iPS Cells and Neurodegenerative Disease” at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), an Institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), is calling for applications for a PhD scholarship. The Scholarship starts as soon as possible and is initially limited until Aug 30th 2020 with an optional extension. Dr. Sterneckert’s group uses patient specific induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to generate models of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Using a combination of gene editing, proteomics, and small molecules, we aim at understanding the mechanism(s) of pathogenesis and identifying novel treatments. The aim of this project is to use iPS cell-derived neurons in combination with patient biosamples to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, particularly the role of exosomes.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=663663
Employer: TU Dresden
Location: Dresden, Germany
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS, PD
Job posted: November 8th, 2018
TU DresdenDresden, GermanyBSALS, PDNov 08, 2018

Industry

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Research Scientist, Systems Chemical Biology

Research Scientist, Systems Chemical Biology

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


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

Director, Biology Discovery

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Description:

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


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

Pathway Leader, Glial Biology

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Description:

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


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

Vice President, Biology

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Description:

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


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


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

Research Scientist, CRISPR, Neuroscience

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Description:

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


Responsibilities:

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

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

• Analyze, interpret, and communicate scientific data


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

Research Scientist

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Description:

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated neurobiologist to contribute to our research team at our facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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 therapeutic programs and platform discovery research in neurodegenerative disease areas. The successful candidate will have extensive prior experience in drug discovery in neurodegenerative diseases including hands-on techniques in stereotaxic surgery, in vivo behavioral assays of rodent models, CNS tissue dissection, and tissue analysis (such as RT-qPCR, western blot and ELISA).


Link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/scientist-neurobiology-in-vivo-at-voyager-therapeutics-inc-974715299/
Employer: Voyager Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 23rd, 2018
Voyager TherapeuticsCambridge, MAPhDNDGNov 23, 2018

Non-Profit and Government

Job TitleEmployerLocationDegreeConditionsDate Posted ▾
NEW! Vice President, Research

Vice President, Research

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Description:

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


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


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


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