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Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Drs. Koldamova & Lefterov in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. The successful candidates will become part of a large, multidisciplinary neuroscience and environmental health community at University of Pittsburgh. The postdoctoral positions in the lab are supported by NIH grants with goals of understanding the role of Apolipoprotein E and other risk factors, such as TREM2, ABCA1 and ABCA7 for late onset Alzheimer’s disease. The lab utilizes transgenic animals for modeling of Alzheimer’s disease as well as postmortem human tissue and biofluids.
Knowledge and experience in molecular biology and/or neuroscience is a requirement. The application of single cell transcriptomics and other omics approaches is a substantial part of the work relevant to all projects in the lab. The positions require basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis using Bioinformatics tools and software packages necessary to analyze sequencing data.
The candidates should have PhD or MD degree and have creative thinking, excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. Applications should include curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.
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