Postdoctoral position in aging and age-associated degenerative diseases

Location
Texas Medical Center; Houston, TX, US
Salary
Commensurate on experience per the NIH stipend levels and UTHealth policy
Posted
September 18 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Claudio Soto (https://med.uth.edu/neurology/faculty/claudio-soto//) located in the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the NIH salary scale for the FY 2018 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-175.html).

Position Description

Postdoc is expected to work on a high risk/high impact innovative project in the area of aging and age-associated degenerative diseases. Examples of such projects include development of self-replicative therapies, development of human chimeric mice models, brain regeneration, creation of subcellular organelles with custom designed functions, etc. The projects are expected to be challenging and will involve high risk, but if successful they may result in paradigm-shifting discoveries. Therefore, we are looking for highly motivated and ambitious individuals with strong passion for science and innovation.

Our lab has maintained funding to support an average of 25 members for the last 15 years. We strongly value creativity and courage to question existing knowledge and perseverance to accomplish challenging projects. Collegiality and team spirit of the lab members provide an environment that promotes the sharing of ideas and expertise, which are values that we look for in a prospective postdoctoral candidate.

Required qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in Biological sciences with demonstrated productivity. Experience in cellular and molecular biological techniques is required. Experience with rodent handling and manipulation is a plus.

Application Requirement:

  1. An updated Curriculum Vitae, preferably in the current NIH Biosketch format.
  2. The names of 3 referees, who can attest to your scientific/intellectual achievements and your collegiality.

Please submit applications to Gloria Galvan (Gloria.Galvan@uth.tmc.edu)

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