- Indiana University
- Location: Indianapolis, IN
- Job Number: 7086737
- Posting Date: Oct 7, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Lamb Lab at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute seeks an exceptional and creative individual who will lead a research project focused on dissecting the role of PLCG2 variants on microglial responses during the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Anticipated approaches for this project will involve using new murine models of Alzheimer’s disease, applying cutting-edge multi-omic methods, cognitive phenotyping, in addition to cellular and molecular biological approaches.
The incumbent will be appointed as a member of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics but will be reside in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute (SNRI), which has a strong group of researchers studying neurodegenerative diseases. Our lab fosters a vibrant and supportive environment, using multidisciplinary approaches with strong collaborations within SNRI as well as with investigators at other renowned institutions. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong track record of research and communication skills, be self-directed and highly motivated with support from PIs, organized, and be capable of working collaboratively within a team. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity to work independently on a high-impact project in a dynamic research environment using state-of-the-art techniques.
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
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Information about Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is available at: https://medicine.iu.edu/research-centers/neurosciences
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Doctorate or terminal degree required. A recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with a strong background in relevant fields such as neuroscience and immunology. Successful candidates will have a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and excellent verbal and written communications. Experience in maintaining mouse colonies, mouse neuropathology, microscopy, molecular biology, cell culture, and gene expression profiling is preferred but not required. Prior experience in Alzheimer’s disease or related neurological disease research is also beneficial.
Department Contact for Questions
Please apply via Jobs.IU.edu by completing the application and submitting an updated CV and a brief personal statement describing interest in position and career goals. Direct any questions to Stephanie Bissel, PhD, email@example.com.