Postdoctoral Researcher (Neuroscience/Drug Discovery)
The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research positions to study Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis within the CNDR Drug Discovery program, with an emphasis on translational research focused on identifying novel strategies and therapies for slowing AD progression. Candidates will have access to cutting-edge cell- and animal-based models of AD, and will work in collaborative programs with pharmaceutical partners to identify novel AD drug targets and/or therapeutic agents. A strong background in Neuroscience, Neuropharmacology, or related biological discipline is required. Preferred candidates will have previous experience in two or more of the following areas: cell culture, including primary neurons; molecular biology, including cDNA/siRNA transfection and qPCR analysis of mRNA; utilization of mouse models of neurodegenerative disease, including immunohistochemical and biochemical analyses; or elucidation of intracellular signaling pathways. Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to independently design and carry out experiments, a record of high productivity, and a strong willingness to work as part of a highly collaborative team.
Potential applicants can learn more about CNDR and the Drug Discovery program by visiting http://www.med.upenn.edu/cndr/.