The Jankowsky lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow for several NIH-funded projects to examine fundamental questions in Alzheimer's disease using genetically engineered mouse models. One project will test how aging influences the brain's response to the neurological insult of amyloid formation at cellular, circuit, and behavioral levels; another project examines how the cellular source of amyloid beta affects plaque distribution and physiological consequences. We seek a motivated candidate who is intellectually and experimentally flexible enough to advance multiple projects simultaneously. Researchers will work as part of a team combining mouse genetic engineering, viral circuit manipulation, hippocampal slice electrophysiology, and basic biochemistry to elucidate the complex interaction between genetics, aging, and cognitive health.
The laboratory is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine campus which enjoys a vibrant and collegial scientific environment. Baylor itself is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,000-acre complex of over 50 independent institutions within easy access. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is home to a diverse international population. The city offers great restaurants, a warm climate, and affordable housing.
Additional Information: The appointment is for an initial term of one year, with the expectation of continued support pending successful progress.