Postdoctoral Research Associate

Location
Rockford, IL
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
June 10 2019
Ref
Stem Cell Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study motor neuron diseases using human pluripotent stem cells. The focus of this research is to explore the mechanisms underlying axonal degeneration of human neurons in pluripotent stem cell-based models of motor neuron diseases (Nature Biotechnology 2005, 23: 215-221; Development 2009, 136: 4055-4063; Cell Research 2013, 23: 378-93; Human Molecular Genetics 2018, 15: 2517-2530) in Dr. June Li’s laboratory. Dr. Li’s group is part of the newly launched Regenerative Medicine and Disability Laboratory which is partially supported by the Blazer foundation aiming to increase the quality of life of patients with disabilities. The trainee will gain wide exposure to state-of-the-art stem cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology and neurosciences. The trainee will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with researchers in the bioengineering field. Dr. Li has a joint appointment at the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the goal of this new Regenerative Medicine and Disability Laboratory is to combine stem cell biology with engineering expertise to contribute to the field.

Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or cell biology. A strong background in molecular biology is preferred.

For fullest consideration, please apply at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=116915 by August 5, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and should include a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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