Figure 1B Amplitude of low frequency fluctuation  (ALFF) differences between ALS and control groups without grey matter (GM) correction (A) and with GM correction (B).
Image credit: Luo, et.al. 2012 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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Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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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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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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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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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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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
Research Technician

Research Technician

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technician in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN). SITraN is a purpose built research facility which was opened in November 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen. The Institute houses clinical and basic scientists from the Department of Neuroscience and the primary focus is research into neurodegenerative disorders such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join the core technical team within SITraN and provide research technical support for an exciting new role within SITraN. You will be responsible for running high-throughput drug screenings for Pharma companies and maintaining human and mouse stem cells. You will learn how to culture Human fibroblasts and then reprogram into induced neural progenitor cells and maintain the progenitors for further differentiation into human astrocytes and neurons. You will learn a number of cutting edge techniques and your role will be embedded in a very dynamic research group.


The salary is £19,202 to £21,414 per annum. Potential to progress to £23,334 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


Link: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BOA193/research-technician
Employer: University of Sheffield
Location: Sheffield, England
Sector: Academia
Degree required: BS
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 7th, 2018
Applications close: November 19th, 2018
University of SheffieldSheffield, EnglandBSALSNov 07, 2018
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

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We invite applications for a tenure review eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Brain and Mind Research Institute and in relevant Graduate Training Programs at Weill Cornell Medicine. Primary criteria for appointment will be outstanding records of innovative research, academic performance and commitment to disease-focused neuroscience. Of particular interest are applicants who are using electrophysiology, imaging, immunology, and computational approaches to unravel mechanisms of major brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. Demonstrated ability to attract independent grant support is another selection criterion. Additional requirements include a medical or doctoral degree, and at least four years of teaching experience (during residency, fellowship, and/or in the lab) by the time the appointment becomes effective.


Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The search will continue until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2018.


Please send your curriculum vitae, a description of achievements and research interests, and the names of three references to: Marcella Garvey at [email protected]


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=663017
Employer: Weill-Cornell Medicine
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD or MD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 5th, 2018
Weill-Cornell MedicineNew York, NYPhD or MDNDGNov 05, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulst and Scoles Labs

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pulst and Scoles Labs

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The Stefan Pulst / Daniel Scoles Neurology Laboratory group at the University of Utah, Department of Neurology, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for the study of cerebellar ataxia and other neurodegenerative diseases using calcium imaging and electrophysiological recordings. The Neurology Laboratory is well-funded by NIH, and other funding sources. We seek a highly motivated PhD in a related medical science who is interested in carrying out research on how RNA granules control localized calcium abundance and neuronal function in cultured cells and acute brain slices.   The research objectives include understanding mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease as well as testing novel therapeutics in disease models.


The postdoc will join a well-established research program focused on developing therapeutics for cerebellar ataxia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders. The cellular mechanisms underlying these neurodegenerative diseases will be evaluated using a combination of two-photon imaging to monitor calcium abundance changes, live imaging for monitoring the movement of RNA granules, and electrophysiological recordings.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11660720/neurophysiologist-postdoc
Employer: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 5th, 2018
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UTPhDALSNov 05, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Schmidt Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Schmidt Lab

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The Laboratory of Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University is seeking a highly motivated and outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position to study the selective vulnerability and degeneration of upper motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS presents a paradox in that most known disease-causing mutations are ubiquitously expressed, yet only discrete populations of cells degenerate. We therefore use a multidisciplinary approach, centered on advanced molecular profiling methods to elucidate cell type-specific phenotypes during disease progression in preclinical mouse models and postmortem human tissue. By contrasting vulnerable and resilient neuronal populations as well as non-neuronal cells, we hope to identify novel disease mechanisms and putative entry points for therapeutic intervention These studies are also integrated with modern anatomical and circuit-tracing methods and behavior to map the identity, connectivity, and function of neuronal cell types in cortical and motor circuits.


The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field and have prior research experience in molecular or cellular biology. Preference will also be given to those with familiarity with at least one of the following: next generation sequencing, quantitative analysis of sequencing data, animal models of CNS disorders, neuroanatomy and immunohistological methods, and/or functional circuit-mapping. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong track record of research productivity, scientific rigor, excellent communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and as part of a team.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three (3) references to Dr. Eric Schmidt ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11661008/postdoctoral-position-in-als-neurodegeneration
Employer: Rockefeller University
Location: New York, NY
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: November 5th, 2018
Rockefeller UniversityNew York, NYPhDALSNov 05, 2018
Full Professor, Neurobiology (Neuroimmunology and Neurological Disease)

Full Professor, Neurobiology (Neuroimmunology and Neurological Disease)

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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 December 15, 2018, 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
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 4th, 2018
University of CaliforniaIrvine, CAPhDNDGNov 04, 2018
Senior Research Scientist

Senior Research Scientist

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Applications are invited for a senior research officer post to join a cross-disciplinary drug discovery group focussed on developing new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. Located within the School of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, the successful candidate will play a key role in a cross-institute drug discovery initiative which represents a collaboration between the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine. They will work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment using state-of-the-art cell biology and imaging techniques to advance phenotypic screening and drug discovery in neurodegenerative disease.


The successful candidate will have significant laboratory experience in mammalian cell culture techniques, cellular pharmacology and chemical library screening including use of robotic liquid handling systems. Further expertise in automated high content fluorescent imaging and image-analysis are desirable.


Informal inquiries are welcomed and can be sent to Prof Neil Carragher ([email protected]).


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=662313
Employer: University of Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Sector: Academia
Degree required:
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
University of EdinburghEdinburgh, ScotlandNDGNov 01, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Kraemer Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kraemer Lab

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We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral fellow who works well with others as part of a research team.  The ability to design, conduct, and report on research experiments is required.  Communication skills, organizational skills, and a willingness to learn new approaches are of paramount importance.   The fellow will pursue the underlying causes of aging associated protein aggregation in neurodegenerative disease using genome editing approaches in C. elegans and/or mammalian model systems.


This Fellow position is in the Kraemer Group at the University of Washington in Seattle (https://depts.washington.edu/mbwc/about/profile/brian-c.-kraemer).  The Kraemer Group studies proteostasis and neurodegeneration in aging related dementia disorders.  We   use a variety of model systems (C. elegans, cultured human cells, and mice) to model the neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and related aging associated dementia disorders.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11644706/postdoctoral-position-investigating-the-molecular-genomics-of-neurodegeneration-in-model-organisms
Employer: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS/FTD
Job posted: October 31st, 2018
University of WashingtonSeattle, WAPhDALS/FTDOct 31, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Pierchala Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pierchala Lab

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A postdoctoral position is available to study the maintenance, degeneration and regeneration of spinal motor neurons. Of particular interest for this position is the investigation of the intrinsic regenerative capacity of motor neurons, and how this is impaired during the pathogenesis of ALS. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, biochemical, mouse transgenic and imaging approaches for the interrogation of circuit development and physiology. The laboratory environment is energetic, collegial, highly collaborative, and strives for excellence. For a detailed description of our research goals visit the laboratory website.


Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references to: Brian A. Pierchala


Brian A. Pierchala, Ph.D.

Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences

University of Michigan

1011 N. University

Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a closely related biomedical field and have a thorough background in neurobiology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Although not necessary, some familiarity with electrophysiological techniques would be of interest. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11640046/postdoctoral-fellow
Employer: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: ALS
Job posted: October 30th, 2018
University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MIPhDALSOct 30, 2018
Assistant Professor (Physiatrist)

Assistant Professor (Physiatrist)

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Job Duties Include:



  • Provide inpatient clinical services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (BSLMC) Hospital and TIRR Memorial Hospital.

  • Provide outpatient clinical services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center McNair Campus and TIRR Memorial Hospital.

  • Provide clinical care services in additional Baylor College of Medicine ambulatory environments.

  • Provide on-call clinical care services at BSLMC and Quintin Meese Hospitals.

  • Management of Inpatient Rehab unit beds and consult coverage along with teaching and scholarly activity.

  • Functional restoration and pain management in patients with musculoskeletal and/or spine rehabilitation medicine needs.

  • Conduct SCI and general PMR specialty clinics in location(s)as determined.

  • Build educational SCI program at BCM.

  • Build regional SCI practice service to SCI community through education.


Preferred Qualifications: Fellowship training in SCI, Spinal Cord Injury.


Preferred Experience: Experience in Spinal Cord Injury-Disability (SCI- D), Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency and Fellowship trained. Board Certified/Board Eligible in Spinal Cord Injury is preferred.


Link: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BCM&cws=43&rid=15342&source=Indeed.com
Employer: Baylor College of Medicine
Location: Houston, TX
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD or MD/PhD
Conditions: ALS, MS, SCI
Job posted: October 21st, 2018
Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TXMD or MD/PhDALS, MS, SCIOct 21, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology of Disease

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology in Neurobiology of Disease to teach courses in neuroscience, human physiology, anatomy, or cell biology; develop an active research program leading to publications and external funding; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and provide service to the institution.


Consideration may be given to: physiologists with research on nervous system disorders, including genetic and developmental neurological disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroimmunological and inflammatory disorders, autoimmune diseases, or related areas; candidates who would use animal, cell/tissue, or computational model systems, and employ modern molecular, cellular, physiological, or imaging techniques to advance our understanding of neurobiological disease.


Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans, and teaching philosophy to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6483. The department will solicit reference letters from references provided in application. For inquiries about posting, contact Thomas Crist at [email protected]. Screening of applications will begin November 9, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=6483
Employer: Miami University
Location: Oxford, OH
Sector: Academia
Degree required: NDG
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 17th, 2018
Miami UniversityOxford, OHNDGNDGOct 17, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) was launched in April 2018 following the strong 20-year foundation of its predecessor, the Brain Science Institute (BSI). CBS aims to meet society’s ever-growing expectations for brain research.


Now we are newly seeking outstanding neuroscientists for tenure-track Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Assistant or Associate Professors). However, exceptional applications from internationally established neuroscientists may be considered for tenured Team Leader positions (equivalent to U.S. Full Professors). This is our first round of faculty recruitment at CBS, and in the coming several years CBS plans to open approximately 10 new Team Leader positions for outstanding neuroscientists.


At RIKEN CBS, Team Leaders have full intellectual independence, generous internal funds including a highly competitive start-up package and access to ample communal facilities in a collaborative environment. Successful candidates for the Team Leader position must have demonstrated the ability to develop an original, independent and internationally competitive research program.


We encourage applications from all disciplines of neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, circuit, systems and/or cognitive levels using any model animals and/or involving human subjects. Neuroscientists with research interests in psychiatric/neurological diseases or computational/theoretical approaches are also encouraged to apply.


Applications received by the end of November 2018 will be screened in the first round of review, although the call will remain open until the positions are filled.


Applicants should submit the electronic files of a cover letter with a brief summary of their research program and plan, curriculum vitae with copies of five major publications, a detailed statement of current and proposed research, and the names, affiliation and contact details (telephone no. and email address) of three referees along with the information about their relationship to the applicant, to the following address . In addition, the applicants are requested to arrange for the three reference letters to be sent directly to the same address . If possible, one of the three referees should be the current supervisor, and the letters should be signed and addressed to Dr. Yasushi Miyashita, Director of RIKEN Center for Brain Science. All files and recommendation letters should be written in English.


Email: [email protected]

Search Committee, RIKEN Center for Brain Science

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan

Fax: +81-48-462-4914,


Link: https://cbs.riken.jp/en/careers/open_faculty_positions/?utm_source=display&utm_medium=cell
Employer: RIKEN
Location: Wako, Japan
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 17th, 2018
RIKENWako, JapanPhDNDGOct 17, 2018
Assistant Professor, Computational Biology (Includes Neuroscience)

Assistant Professor, Computational Biology (Includes Neuroscience)

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The Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School are seeking to hire a talented and enthusiastic individual as a tenure-track Assistant Professor to lead an independent research laboratory in computational biology, systems biology or a related discipline that focuses on one or more of the following areas closely linked with experimental science within the CCIB: inflammation and autoimmunity, infectious diseases and mechanisms of host pathogen interactions, metabolism, neuroscience and cancer. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous independent research program, secure and maintain extramural research funding, form collaborative projects with other faculty within the CCIB and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.


Required qualifications:

*A Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline.

*Excellence in research demonstrated by publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

*Demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program.


Interested candidates should send their cover letter, current curriculum vitae, proposed research plan and the contact information for three references to [email protected] by December 3, 2018.


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=658637
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 15th, 2018
Massachusetts General HospitalBoston, MAPhDNDGOct 15, 2018
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

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Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences of Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019. The Department is composed of 22 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of biological disciplines. We have a strong commitment to providing research opportunities and experience to our undergraduate students in addition to excellent classroom and laboratory instruction. As a thriving unit in this research university, faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have both the opportunity and expectation to help develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in the biological sciences. Within the next academic year, we expect to launch our first master’s program in Biomolecular Sciences, and the faculty member hired for this position will be an integral part of this emerging program.


Applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience in the area of Neurobiology, Neuroscience or a closely related field and have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching both graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program focusing on neuroscience, including a neurodegenerative condition such as movement disorders, stroke, or dementia. Additionally, applicants must possess the credentials to teach courses such as neuroscience, cell biology, and graduate courses. The normal teaching load for this position will be approximately two courses per academic year, and applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.


Apply online at https://www.augusta.edu//hr/jobs/faculty/ . Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Open Positions for External Applicants.” Then, search for the position using the Keywords: Assistant Professor of Biology. Next click on Job Opening ID number: 13820, and attach a single pdf containing 1. letter of application, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. statement of your teaching philosophy, 4. description of your current and/or proposed research project, and 5. graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial applicant screening). Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from each author to: Ms. Brenda Brunk ([email protected]), Administrative Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Link: https://neurojobs.sfn.org/jobs/11585123/tenure-track-assistant-professor-of-biological-sciences-in-neurobiology
Employer: Augusta University
Location: Augusta, GA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 15th, 2018
Augusta UniversityAugusta, GAPhDNDGOct 15, 2018
Faculty (Open Rank), Neurodegenerative Disease

Faculty (Open Rank), Neurodegenerative Disease

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The Centre for Brain Research (CBR), an autonomous centre of Indian Institute of Science, invites applications for the position of faculty. CBR is dedicated to finding early diagnoses and rational therapies for neurodegenerative diseases through better understanding of brain function. CBR fosters inter-disciplinary neuroscience research and is currently recruiting neuroscientists, clinicians, engineers and computational scientists, who would work together to reduce the burden of dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders.Candidates with experience in cognitive neuroscience, epidemiology, brain imaging, computer science and genetics are encouraged to apply.


Interested candidates may send their curriculum vitae (with date of birth, nationality, qualifications, professional experience, positions held, list of publications) and the names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers and email addresses of 3 referees to:


Director, Centre for Brain Research,

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore 560 012, India.

Tel: +91 80 2293 3588

e-mail: [email protected]


Link: https://www.cbr.iisc.ac.in/jobs.php
Employer: Indian Institute of Science
Location: Bangalore, India
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 15th, 2018
Indian Institute of ScienceBangalore, IndiaPhDNDGOct 15, 2018
Assistant or Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor, Translational Neuroscience

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The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will also be a part of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (see IALS), which has the goals of developing translational research programs, fostering interactions with industry, and training a translational life sciences workforce. New faculty members will be able to take full advantage of the substantial investments in campus infrastructure and core facilities made by IALS (see IALS Cores for details).


We are seeking a new faculty member who will establish a research program with high translational potential that utilizes animal models or human-derived cells to develop mechanistic insights and therapeutic approaches into neurological disorders. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Diseases and recovery from acute injuries such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs augment our existing strengths in neuroscience (see UMass Initiative on Neurosciences (IONS), Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program) and extends this expertise directly into health-related areas (IALS, Models to Medicine Center).


Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Online applications can be uploaded below and should include a cover letter, CV, research plan, teaching statement, contact information for three references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Link: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495642/assistantassociate-professor-tenure-track
Employer: University of Massachusetts
Location: Amherst, MA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 12th, 2018
University of MassachusettsAmherst, MAPhDNDGOct 12, 2018
Associate or Full Professor, Neurodegenerative Disease

Associate or Full Professor, Neurodegenerative Disease

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The Department of Pathology (http://pathology.ucsd.edu) and the Department of Neurosciences (http://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/neurosciences) at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.


The neurodegenerative disease research community at UC San Diego is highly collaborative group and we are seeking exceptional scientists with neurodegeneration research programs for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.


Candidates are also expected to teach as well as perform research training and university service. Considerable opportunity exists for collaboration within our robust clinical enterprise and with the UCSD Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.


Candidates must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree and must be board certified/board eligible with the ability to obtain a California Medical License. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement, research excellence, and an interest in further contributing to the exceptional programs in neurosciences at UCSD through collaboration. Candidates must have an innovative research focus in neurodegeneration. Qualified candidates must be able to develop and sustain outstanding extramurally funded research programs.


Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor level. Series will include 100% Ladder rank or 50% Ladder Rank and 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.


To apply, please visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01910 Apply by November 4, 2018 to ensure full consideration by the committee.


Link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01910
Employer: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Academia
Degree required: MD and/or PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 12th, 2018
University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAMD and/or PhDNDGOct 12, 2018

Industry

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Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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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
Associate Director, Research and Development

Associate Director, Research and Development

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Description:

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.


The Associate Director will be responsible for generating reports to update senior management on all aspects of the research and development function, while maintaining appropriate documentation of all studies. The position will serve as a knowledge resource to the company on the latest gene therapy research and a subject matter expert on the biology of neuromuscular diseases. The successful candidate will take accountability to ensure all projects requiring research and development resources are adequately resourced and tracking to timelines.


Link: https://careers-avexis.icims.com/jobs/2693/associate-director%2c-research-and-development/job
Employer: AveXis
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
AveXisSan Diego, CAPhDNDGNov 01, 2018
Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.


Scientist, Research and Development is responsible for executing in vivo experiments for AveXis programs. This individual will work in the vivarium and laboratory, responsible for execution of experiments related to existing and pipeline products. This individual will report to a Senior Scientist in Research and Development.


Link: https://careers-avexis.icims.com/jobs/2691/scientist%2c-research-and-development/job
Employer: AveXis
Location: San Diego, CA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: BS
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
AveXisSan Diego, CABSNDGNov 01, 2018
Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

Senior Scientist, Neuroscience

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Description:

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


Link: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=661829
Employer: Astex
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: November 1st, 2018
AstexCambridge, MAPhDNDGNov 01, 2018
Research Scientist, Neurobiology

Research Scientist, Neurobiology

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Description:

Voyager Therapeutics is 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 vivoexperimental 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).


Voyager’s pipeline is focused on severe CNS diseases in need of effective new therapies, including advanced Parkinson’s disease, a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, Alzheimer’s Disease and neuropathic pain.


To apply, email [email protected]


Link: https://www.voyagertherapeutics.com/join-our-team/careers/
Employer: Voyager Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD
Conditions: NDG
Job posted: October 19th, 2018
Voyager TherapeuticsCambridge, MAPhDNDGOct 19, 2018
Research Scientist

Research Scientist

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Description:

At Tiaki, we discover first-in-class small molecule therapeutics to provide disease modifying benefit to patients suffering from age-related dementias. To accomplish this we focus on discovering drugs that return chronically activated microglia, found in neurodegenerative conditions, to CNS protective microglia found in the healthy brain. Tiaki is a venture-backed start up located at Lab Central.


Tiaki is seeking a talented bench scientist to expand our biology team to four scientists. The candidate must have start-up biotech experience and be highly motivated, collaborative, and team-oriented with strong laboratory skills. The ideal candidate has experience in CNS disease drug discovery and knowledge of microglial and/or neuronal biology. The position requires knowledge of in vitro techniques, including primary cell and tissue culture, various in vitro CNS cellular assays, gene expression analysis, and protein quantification. Experience with immunohistochemistry and microscopy is a plus. Assay development experience is preferred. The scientist will work intimately with all members of the team in order to develop microglia-targeted therapeutics for dementia.


To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Lauren Martens.


Link: https://careers.massbio.org/job/scientistassociate-scientist/43404630/
Employer: Tiaki Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: MS
Conditions: FTD, Other Dementias
Job posted: October 17th, 2018
Tiaki TherapeuticsCambridge, MAMSFTD, Other DementiasOct 17, 2018

Non-Profit and Government

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