Postdoc Position in Neurobiology and Neurodegenerative disease

Rutgers University Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
New Brunswick, New Jersey (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
October 27 2020
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Postdoctoral Position in Neurobiology

The Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position to address (1) how autophagy-lysosomal function is regulated in neurons and glia, and whether and how altered axonal transport impacts the autophagy-lysosomal pathway, leading to axonal degeneration; (2) how mitochondrial quality is controlled in neurons and glial cells under physiological and pathophysiological conditions; (3) whether and how the quality control of mitochondria is involved in the regulation of mitochondrial energetic status and thus neuronal metabolism; (4) whether deficits in the endolysosomal pathway contribute to the deregulation of neuronal signaling. Given that impaired axonal transport, autophagy-lysosomal defects, and metabolic dysfunction have been implicated in the pathogenesis of major neurodegenerative diseases, studies on these topics will yield fundamental knowledge to advance our understanding of the mechanisms of human neurodegenerative disorders. 

Candidates for this position should hold a PhD degree with a strong research background in neurobiology, at least in one of these areas: membrane trafficking, organelle transport, mitochondrial quality control and bioenergetics, glial biology, neuronal signaling, and neurogenerative disease 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.

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