Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Myelin

Employer
Northwestern Medicine
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
January 25 2021
Organization Type
Academia

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Myelin

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Popko Lab, a neuroscience lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. The successful applicant will focus their studies on oligodendrocytes, the myelinating glial cells of the central nervous system. Fundamental aspects of oligodendrocyte development, the myelination process, as well as the detailed function of the myelin sheath will be examined. A variety of genetic mouse models, as well as various neuropathological, behavioral, biochemical and molecular approaches, including single-cell RNA sequencing, will be used in these analyses. 

Requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD in Neuroscience, Molecular Genetics or a related field and a strong record of scholarly achievement. 

COVID-19 Considerations
The lab follows social distancing guidelines as set by the research safety office. All employees are expected to stay 6 feet apart, wash hands regularly, and wear face masks. Supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are included free of charge. 

Application
Interested Candidates should e-mail their curriculum vitae, a cover letter briefly describing their research interests and qualifications, as well as the names and contact information for three references in PDF format to Amanda Kutsch at amanda.kutsch@northwestern.edu. Please include in the subject line: Postdoc Application – Myelin. 

To view the full job description, please visit https://postdocs.northwestern.edu/announcements/positions-at-northwestern/2021/postdoctoral-training-opportunity-myelin.html

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. 

 

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