The Molecular NeuroTherapeutics Laboratory directed by Dr. Tsuneya Ikezu M.D., Ph.D., is seeking applications from qualified postdoctral candidates with expertise in neuroscience, extracellular vehicles (EVs) or molecular biology for the translational studies of neurologic disorders.
Dr. Ikezu is recognized as a pioneer in the field of neuroimmunology and its role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and front temporal dementia. His lab is interested in investigating the pathological function of microglia and EVs, which transfer abnormal proteins as vehicles inside the brain. Their mission is to decipher the molecular machinery of microglia and EV-targeting therapeutics which could be a future therapeutic target of AD, frontotemporal dementia, or aging process. The research will be based at the brand-new lab at Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic Florida, supported by world-class level lab equipment as well as core facilities. Ikezu lab has connected with many prestigious collaborators in the world to enhance research activity and acquire cutting edge knowledge.
This position will work in a highly collaborative environment, focusing on identification of candidate molecules from proteomic profiling, machine learning and experimental validation using novel platform such as AD animal models, AD patient derived iPSC and organoid culture.
Each applicant must possess an advanced degree (Ph.D.) in a relevant field with less than 3 years of postdoc experiences. The ideal candidates will have expertise in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, animal surgeries, biochemistry including EV isolations, iPSC and organoid culture, proteomic profiling, molecular biology or confocal imaging analysis. The ideal candidates also should be team players with high scientific standards and communication skills, and have the ability to work in an interactive, fast-paced environment.
The accepted candidate will be trained to work independently. They are expected to keep records and data of all scientific experiments according to established procedures, occasionally supervise students, act as a source of information and advice to other members of the group on scientific protocols and experimental techniques. They will have opportunities to draft technical reports, manuscripts for scientific journals, and present work internally and externally as needed for their career development.
The following links provide more information about the laboratory and institution:
Molecular NeuroTherapeutics Laboratory: https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/molecular-neurotherapeutics/overview
Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic Florida: https://www.mayo.edu/research/departments-divisions/department-neuroscience-florida/overview
To inquire, please send the following files to email@example.com: Curriculum vitae (including publication list), a statement of research interest including brief description of past work, and contact information of three references.
Tsuneya Ikezu, MD, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic Florida