Two postdoctoral positions are available for motivated candidates at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a premier center for biomedical investigation located in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Our group has contributed to the discovery of ubiquitin code and RNA splicing dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The successful applicant will explore AD pathogenesis by diverse molecular, cellular and genetic approaches, as well as mass spectrometry-based proteomics and systems biology tools, using clinical human AD specimens, mouse models, and human stem cell-derived organoids. The overarching aim is to provide novel insights into AD pathogenesis and therapeutic intervention, as well as disease biomarker discovery for precision medicine (https://www.stjude.org/peng). Our publication record is available on Google Scholar (150+ publications, 20,000+ citations). St. Jude is a top ranked hospital (#1 for pediatric cancer specialty in U.S. in 2017) and a world-class basic research institute with 260+ faculty members. St. Jude postdoctoral fellows are provided with a highly competitive salary (median $54,000) in an affordable city, a professional development allowance ($2,500), and an array of benefits, including sign-on bonus ($3,000), health, dental and vision coverage, and a retirement program.
The candidate shall have a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, cell biology, neuroscience, computational biology, or a related field or a M.D. degree. Experience in neurobiology or bioinformatics is preferred but not required. Both wet-lab scientists and bioinformaticians are qualified for application. Candidates must have an excellent publication record. Please submit CV, three references, a brief statement regarding previous work and future goals to Dr. Junmin Peng (email@example.com), Member (Full Professor) in Departments of Structural Biology and Developmental Neurobiology, Director of Proteomics and Metabolomics, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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