Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurobiology and Cell Biology

New Jersey (US), Tri-state area, close to New York City and Philadelphia
Salary will be commensurate with experience, and follow Rutgers guidelines.
March 31 2017
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The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position to study (1) the cellular mechanisms regulating autophagy-lysosomal function; (2) how altered axonal transport impacts the autophagy-lysosomal system, leading to axonal degeneration; (3) how deficits in the endolysosomal pathway contribute to the dysregulation of neuronal signaling. Given that defective axonal transport has been implicated in the pathogenesis of major neurodegenerative diseases, our studies will yield fundamental information to advance our understanding of human neurodegenerative diseases. Candidates for this position should hold a PhD with a strong research background in neurobiology or cell biology, at least in one of these areas: membrane trafficking, organelle transport, mitochondrial quality control, neuronal signaling, and neurodegenerative mouse models. Interested individuals should send CV, a personal statement describing research interests, and names and details of 3 references to Att: Qian Cai, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Lab Webpage: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.