Postdoctoral Associate

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Neuroscience
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Academia
Summary

The Jankowsky lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow to study the biophysics of strain conformation in mouse models of amyloidosis. This work includes characterizing the structural profiles, seeding capacity, and cross-seeding potential of Abeta aggregates derived from different strains of APP transgenic mice. Researchers will work as part of a team combining mouse genetic engineering, viral circuit manipulation, neurohistology, and basic biochemistry to understand Alzheimer's pathogenesis and develop potential treatments. You can learn more about our lab and ongoing projects at our website: https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs-and-centers/faculty-labs/joanna-jankowsky-lab

The laboratory is located at the main Baylor College of Medicine campus which enjoys a vibrant and collegial scientific environment. BCM itself is located in Houston's Texas Medical Center, a 1,000-acre complex of over 50 independent institutions within easy access. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is home to a diverse international population. The city offers great restaurants, a warm climate, and affordable housing. Additional Information: The appointment is for an initial term of one year, with the expectation of continued support pending successful progress. The position comes with competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. The start date is flexible, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Application Documents: Required Documents: Resume/CV, including contact information for 3 references

Job Duties

  • Designs and conducts research experiments.
  • Selects and determines appropriate research procedures.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information needed for particular studies.
  • Documents and interprets results of experiments.
  • Prepares experimental results for publication and oral presentation


Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in molecular biology, including protein biochemistry.
  • Experience with tau/amyloid biology and mouse models for tauopathy and amyloidosis.
  • Highly self-motivated with outstanding experimental skills.
  • Able to think independently but also work well in a team.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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